ST. JAMES ORTHODOX CHURCH
MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA
VICARIATE FOR THE PALESTINIAN & JORDANIAN
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA
The Holy Apostles James along with John, Peter and Paul
were considered to be pillars of the Church. Saint James was
the son of Joseph who was  Betrothed by his first wife and
therefore is called the brother of the Lord in the Gospel.  
According to tradition, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to him
after His Resurrection and set him as the first Patriarch of
Jerusalem.

Apostle James' ascetic life strengthened his significance even
more. He was a strict virgin, did not drink either wine or other
spirituous beverages, abstained from meat and wore only
linen clothing. He had the custom of going off by himself for
prayer, and he would pray for his people on bended knee. He
was so often stretched out on the ground in prayer that the
skin on his knees became calloused. St. James died in 63 AD.
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