Saint Philip and Saint James the Apostlesadmin | 1 May 2009
The collect for today, The Feast of Saint Philip and Saint James the Apostles with Saint James the Brother of the Lord Martyr, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):
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 stedfastly walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(left) Peter Paul Rubens, St Philip, c. 1610-1612. Prado, Madrid.
(right) El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), St James the Less, c. 1586-1590. Art Institute of Chicago.
More on St Philip and St James here.
c/p: Nova Scotia Scott