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Feast of St. James - Brother of the Lord

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November 5

As the first leader of the Christian congregation of Jerusalem, Apostle James the Just, brother of Jesus, is the patron saint of the Church of Jerusalem and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.

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Feast of St. James - Brother of the Lord

As the first leader of the Christian congregation of Jerusalem, Apostle James the Just, brother of Jesus, is the patron saint of the Church of Jerusalem and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem, Saint James’s Cathedral near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Greek Patriarchate - In the morning the Orthodox Patriarchate celebrates St. James’s feast day with a solemn Eucharist and a procession from the Saint James Cathedral (”Mar Yaqub”) to the Greek Patriarchate. On this day, round loaves of bread - symbolizing St. James’s blessing – are given to all pilgrims.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • The Armenian Cathedral in Jerusalem, in the Armenian Quarter, where Saint James is buried.


 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
 

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