The Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus, was the brother of the Apostle Matthew. After Pentecost, he and the Apostle Andrew preached throughout Palestine, healed the sick, and converted many to Christ. Saint James was finally crucified by pagans in Egypt.
His feast is celebrated on October 9, and again on June 30 with the Twelve Apostles. In the West he is celebrated on May 3, and among Anglicans on May 1.