On May 1st and 3rd, Lutherans and Roman Catholics celebrated the feast days of St. Philip and St. James the Apostles. Though their feast days may differ among church bodies, both agree on the importance of these Apostles. Philip, called by Jesus in Bethsaida, brought Nathanael to Christ and was present in the upper room after the Resurrection. His symbol often includes a basket, representing his role in the feeding of the multitude. St. James, traditionally believed to have been martyred, is symbolized by a saw due to the method of his death. At Ecclesiastical Sewing, we’ve introduced “The Apostle Collection” of church vestments, emphasizing these important figures in Christian history.
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