Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

This year is celebrated in:: 2019-12-23
Prophet St. David was the great-grandson of Boaz and Ruth. The Holy Bible depicts him as a psalmist, gifted, wise, handsome man and orator. He was a shepherd. During the battle against Philistines he killed the giant Goliath. After the death of Saul he became the king of Israel and founded the city Jerusalem. He is the author of the book of Psalms and oane of the greatest and influential figures of the Old Testament. Special importance is accorded to the fact that he is the offspring of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. James, brother of Jesus, is the combining link between the Evangelical saints and the saints mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. He is one of the important figures of the Initial Church and the first Bishop of Jerusalem. Jewish historian Hovsepius characterizes him as “righteous”.

According to hagiographical sources some people forced him to get on the tower and slander against Jesus. However, getting on the tower, he started to speak about Jesus the Messiah who sat on the right side of God and would come to judge the world fairly. Many people were converted, but others threw the saint down from the tower. According to the tradition St. James is buried in the Cathedral of St. James of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. One letter from James has been preserved.

in order to symbolize the merging the Old and New Testaments in Christianity.
The Armenian Apostolic Church commemorates the memory of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus, during the main feasts preceding the Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ.


This feast has been and will be on the following dates

2030-12-23 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2029-12-24 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2028-12-23 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2027-12-23 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2026-12-24 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2025-12-23 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2024-12-23 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2023-12-23 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2022-12-24 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2021-12-23 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

2020-12-24 Commemoration of the Prophet St. David and Apostle St. James, brother of Jesus

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