O gracious God, we remember before thee this day thy servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that thou wilt pour out upon the leaders of thy Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among thy people; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
On his feast day #otd The Apostle Saint James
Juan de Flandes, c. 1507
Shown here in pilgrim attire.
(Musée Nacional Del Prado) pic.twitter.com/loBLxxrDN9
— John McCafferty (@jdmccafferty) July 25, 2021