Carissimi; Today’s Mass: SS. Philip & James, Apostles
According to the legend, St Philip preached in different parts of Asia and Southern Russia and was cruciﬁed in Hierapolis. St James, the author of the Epistle, was a relative (‘brother’) of Our Lord and Bishop of Jerusalem. He was thrown down from the Temple in 62 or 63. Their relics are kept in the Church of the Apostles (SS. Apostoli) in Rome. This feast has been celebrated for over a Millennium on May 1st, the anniversary of the Dedication of this church.