Today we celebrate the feast of Saints Phillip and James, apostles: those who bore witness to the Truth.
Philip was born at Bethsaida and started as a disciple of John the Baptist. After the Baptist’s death he followed Christ. It is said that Saint Philip preached the Gospel in Asia and southern Russia.
James, a cousin of the Lord, was the son of Alphaeus. He led the Church at Jerusalem; wrote an epistle; lived an austere life; and converted many to the Faith. He was crowned with martyrdom in the year 62.
Saints Phillip and James pray for us!