James, Apostle

St James, like his brother John, was a fisherman.  He was the first of the Apostles to be martyred, being beheaded in 44 AD in Jerusalem. (1) His feast day is 25 July. The liturgical colour is red, symbolising the blood of a martyr.


1. Attwater, D. (1965) The Penguin Dictionary of the Saints, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

Short talk

A short talk entitled Accepted by God is available in this section of the Holy Faith website.