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St. James the Greater
St. James, the brother of St. John, is called ‘the Greater’ to distinguish him from another apostle with the same name. St. James and his brother left their fishing nets to follow Jesus as His first apostles. Once, Jesus rebuked them for wanting to call fire from heaven to destroy an unbelieving town. St. James was also a witness to the Transfiguration. He was the first apostle to be martyred. He is often depicted as a pilgrim with a hat and water-gourd because many pilgrims make the ‘Way of St. James’ across Europe to visit his tomb in Spain. St. James’ feast day is on 25 July.
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