Prayer of the Day
Third Week of Easter – Feast of St. Philip & St. James, ApostlesMay 3rd, 2017
“Philip said to Him; ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him; ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?'” (John 14 : 8)
St. Philip asks to see and, having seen, he tells the Good News to others. He was born at Bethsaida and was formerly a disciple of John the Baptist until he became a follower of Christ. St. James, the son of Alphaeus and a cousin of the Lord, ruled the Church at Jerusalem, wrote an Epistle, and led a life of penance. He converted many of the people of Jerusalem to the faith and was martyred in the year 62.