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James, son of Zebedee

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Saint James the Greater
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Saint James the Elder by Rembrandt
Apostle and Martyr
Born Born::1st Century AD, Bethsaida, Galilee
Died Died::44 AD, Judea
Venerated in All Christianity
Canonized Pre-congregation
Major shrine Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Spain)
Feast July 25 (Roman Catholicism)
April 30 (Eastern Orthodoxy)
Attributes Scallop, traveller's hat
Patronage Spain, Galicia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Veterinarians, equestrians, furriers, tanners, pharmacists.

James, son of Zebedee (Hebrew: יעקב בן זבדי, Yaʻaqōḇ Ben Zaḇdī; Greek: Iάκωβος τὸν τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου, Iakōbos ton tou Zebedaiou) or James the Greater (d. Died::44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. He, and his brother John, were both called Boanerges, or the "Sons of Thunder" by Jesus (Mark 3:17) and he was the first of the Apostles to be martyred (Acts 12:1-2).


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