|James the Less|
called the Less because younger or smaller in stature than James the son of Zebedee. He was the son of Alpheus or Clopas and brother of our Lord (see above); was called to the apostolate, together with his younger brother Jude, in the spring of the year 28. At some time in the forty days that intervened between the resurrection and the ascension the Lord appeared to him. (1 Corinthians 15:7) Ten years after we find James on a level with Peter, and with him deciding on the admission of St. Paul into fellowship with the Church at Jerusalem; and from henceforth we always find him equal, or in his own department superior, to the very chiefest apostles, Peter, John and Paul. (Acts 9:27; Galatians 1:18,19) This pre-eminence is evident throughout the after history of the apostles, whether we read it in the Acts, in the epistles or in ecclesiastical writers. (Acts 12:17; 15:13,19; 21:18; Galatians 2:9) According to tradition, James was thrown down from the temple by the scribes and Pharisees; he was then stoned, and his brains dashed out with a fuller's club.
The Twelve and the Seventy.
... of the parties to each other might, at least in three instances, have suggested
a classification; as Peter and Andrew, James and John, James the Less and Jude ...
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The Foundation of the Church among the Heathen
... [Sidenote: St. James the Less, Bishop of Jerusalem.]. The government of
the Church in Jerusalem was conferred on St. James the Less ...
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The Martyrdom of James
... James sleeps none the less sweetly in his grave, or, rather, wakes none the less
triumphantly in heaven, because his life and death are both so scantily ...
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After Prayer Jesus Selects Twelve Apostles.
... neither.  This apostle was also called James the Less (Mark 15:40);
probably because he was younger than the son of Zebedee. ...
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The General Epistle of James
... It has been argued that Judas is indicated as a brother of James the less
in Lk.6:16; Acts 1:13, where we read of a Ioudas Iakobou. ...
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James ii. 1
... Hence, in opposition to such an unchristian aristocracy, James says: "My brethren,
have ... all personal advantages of an earthly nature must be less than nothing ...
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James ii. 8-13
... man has more or less asserted its own freedom and superiority, or as the disturbing
element of self may still show its predominance. Certainly James could not ...
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The Death of Jesus
... And there were also women beholding from afar: among whom were both Mary Magdalene,
and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; who, when ...
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Betrayed by a Kiss.
... Bartholomew said, "Never have I seen him so sad;" and James the Less replied, "My
heart is also laden down with sadness;" while Matthew cried, "Ah, that this ...
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Meditation vii. The Washing of the Feet.
... When it was concluded, Jesus sent John and James the Less to fetch water from the
vestibule, and he told the Apostles to arrange the seats in a half circle. ...
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