Today is the Feast for St. James the Just who according to the Scriptures is also referred to as the brother of the Lord (Gal 1:19; Acts 12:17). He served as bishop in the church of Jerusalem according to early sources. According to the Scriptures it seems that St. James was not a disciple of Jesus until after the resurrection.
The Gospels record that he did not believe his brother, but St. Paul mentions him as one of the witnesses of the risen Christ. He also had an important delegating role according to Luke during the council of Jerusalem. Lastly, he is traditionally concerned the author of the disputed (antilegomena) writing the Epistle of James.
According to Protoevangelion of James, . . . Read All