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[[image:James Son of Zebedee.JPG|frame|right|Apostle James (son of Zebedee)]]
The holy, glorious, all-laudable '''Apostle James''' was a son of [[Zebedee]], the brother of the [[Apostle John]] and a fisherman. The Church remembers St. James on [[April 30]], and on [[June 30]] among the [[Apostles#The_Twelve|Twelve]].
At the invitation of [[Jesus]] he left his nets to follow him and is counted among the Twelve Great Apostles. Belonging to Christ's 'inner circle', James was present on Mount Tabor for Christ's [[transfiguration]] and also for his suffering in the garden of [[Gethsemane]]. Following [[Pentecost]], St. James preached in Spain, and upon his return to Jerusalem the Jews would argue with him vehemently concerning the [[Holy Scripture]]s. None could withstand his wisdom, however.