James the Great

James the Great, also known as James, son of Zebedee or as Saint James the Greater (Aramaic: ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܪ ܙܒܕܝ; Arabic: يعقوب; Hebrew: בן זבדי יַעֲקֹב, Yaʿăqōḇ; Latin: Iacobus Maximus; Greek: Ἰάκωβος; died AD 44), was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Saint James is the patron saint of Spain and, according to tradition, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.


James the Great
Saint James the Great by Guido Reni
Apostle
BornBethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire, around AD 3
DiedAD 44
Jerusalem, Judea, Roman Empire
CanonizedPre-Congregation
Feast25 July (Western Christianity)
30 April (Eastern Christianity)
30 December (Hispanic Church)
AttributesRed Martyr, Scallop, Pilgrim's hat
PatronagePlaces
Spain, Guatemala, Seattle, Nicaragua, Guayaquil, Betis Church, Guagua, Pampanga, Badian, Buhay Na Tubig, Imus, Paete, Laguna, Sogod, Cebu, Philippines and some places of Mexico.
Professions
Veterinarians, equestrians, furriers, tanners, pharmacists, oyster fishers, woodcarvers.