Monday, May 3, 2010

Feast Day: Sts. Philip and James (the lesser), Apostles

James (sometimes called "James, the Lesser" since he died after the other St. James, brother of John) and Philip were two of the twelve and were martyred for the faith.  James wrote an epistle to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, a letter meant to boost and nurture all those who believed but were in the midst of trials to their faith.  This is a short epistle and well-worth reading the entire letter

St. Philip was from the same region as Peter and Andrew and went on to evangelize in Turkey where tradition says he was buried in Hierapolis with some of his daughters who helped in his ministry.

Sts. James and Philip, pray for us!

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