Vigil for St. James the Brother of the Lord

Sts. Peter & Paul, Doonside 182 Hill End Rd, Doonside

Facts about St. James the Apostle [source] 1. St James is called the “Brother of the Lord”. He was one of 4 sons of Joseph from a previous marriage, all of which are named in scripture. He is given this title because, as the Prologue of Ohrid explains: “When Joseph was dying, he shared out his goods among his sons and wanted to leave a share to the Lord Jesus, the Son of the most holy Virgin Mary, but his sons opposed this, not reckoning Jesus to be a brother of theirs. James, though, loved Jesus greatly and announced that [...]