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Saint Phillip and Saint James - Apostles
[May 1]

O ALMIGHTY God, whom truly to know is everlasting life; Grant us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life; that, following the steps of thy holy Apostles, Saint Philip and Saint James, we may steadfastly walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The origins of the feast of these Apostles goes back to Rome, where an ancient inscription of the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles says it was at one time dedicated to Philip and James. By tradition Philip's relics were there

St. James i. 1 & St. John xiv. 1

Apostles Phillip and James the Less

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