August

August

Commemoration of Sts. James and Simon Apostles

Commemoration of Sts. James and Simon Apostles


In order to differ St. James Apostle from James, the son of Zebedee, he is named “James son of Alphaeus” and “James Junior”. The Apostle James son of Alphaeus has preached the Gospel in the Southern parts of Palestine and in Egypt, where he has been martyred.

St. Simon the Patriot Apostle is famous as “Simon of Canaan”, which also means “Zealous”. There was a grouping with that name among the Jews, who without making distinctions between means struggled against the foreign Roman yoke and for eliminating the betraying and fond of foreigners Jews. St. Simon has preached and has been martyred in Persia.

 

 

When is celebrated

30.08.2008
29.08.2009
28.08.2010
27.08.2011
25.08.2012
31.08.2013
30.08.2014
29.08.2015
27.08.2016
02.09.2017
25.08.2018
31.08.2019
29.08.2020
28.08.2021
27.08.2022
02.09.2023
31.08.2024
30.08.2025
29.08.2026
28.08.2027
02.09.2028
25.08.2029
31.08.2030