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James Apostle Brother of the Lord
October 23, 2018
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 23 of October, repeating indefinitely
St. James, Apostle, brother of the Lord, the first Bishop of Jerusalem. He composed the First Liturgy which was later abbreviated somewhat by St. Basil the Great and still more by St. John Chrysostom. At 96 years of age, he suffered martyrdom at the hands of the Jews, who cast him down from the pinnacle of the Temple A.D. 61.
Our holy father, Ignatius, Confessor, was the son of the Byzantine Emperor Michael. Successively he was monk, Hegumen-Abbot, Presbyter, and became Patriarch of Constantinople A.D. 842. After 9 years of exile, he died at age 80 A.D. 878.