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Apostle James (son of Zebedee)

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== Life ==The holy, glorious, all-laudible laudable '''Apostle James''' was a son of Zebedee, the brother of the [[Apostle John]] and a fisherman. At the invitation of [[Jesus]] he left his nets to follow Him and is counted among the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]] The Church remembers St. Belonging to Christ's 'inner circle', James was present on Mount Tabor for Christ's [[transfigurationApril 30]] and also for His suffering in the garden of Gethsemane. Following [[Pentacost]], St. James preached in Spain and upon his return to Jerusalem the Jews would argue with him vehemently concering the [[Holy Scripture]]s. None could withstand his wisdom, however.
At the invitation of [[Jesus]] he left his nets to follow him and is counted among the [[Apostles|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 concering the [[Holy Scripture]]s. None could withstand his wisdom, however.
== Martyrdom ==Seeing this the Jews slandered him before Herod and among some false witnesses there was a certain Josias. But in hearing St. James ' testimony, Josias believed and was condemned to death with St. James. Before the axe fell, St. James embraced and kissed this repentant false witness and said, '"Peace and forgiveness to you!'. " St. James was martyred in the year 45 AD. His body was translated to Spain where his [[relics ]] continue to work miracles even to this day.  == Feast Day ==The Church remembers St. James on [[April 30]] 
== Source ==
*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
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