Saints Alive! | St. James the Greater

James “the Greater” and his brother John are called by Jesus as they are mending their nets in their boat on the Sea of Galilee. He belongs to the inner circle of the Apostles. With Peter and John, he witnesses the cure of Peter’s mother-in-law, the raising of Jairus’ daughter, Jesus’ Transfiguration, and his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. The mother of James and John asks Jesus to give them the seats at either side of him, positions of honor and authority. This prompts Jesus’ teaching: “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (credit: Magnificat, 25 Jul 2020). For more about this great saint, witness of the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and for a homily from St. John Chrysostom on the Sons of Zebedee, please click on the image. Peace be with you!