St. Jacob

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Remembrance Day: 25th July

Saint James, also known as "Saint James the Elder (Major)", is usually distinguished from the younger one (Minor). James was son of the fisher Zebedee and Salome.

When James and his brother John met Jesus, they avowed to him. James took part in the most important religious events in Jesus live, such as the one on Mount Tabor, where he saw the transfiguration of Christ. Or its presence at Gethsemane the night before his death.

James was probably one of the main preachers of the gospel; he was arrested even before Peter by Herod. Herod had executed James and made of him in this way the first martyr of the Apostles. His remains were brought to Santiago de Compostela, which is why it is believed that James taught the gospel in Spain too. The name of the Spanish city comes from a legend: the grave, where James were buried, was forgotten. Only thanks to a bright star, the grave was found the again. The place was called the star field and later Santiago (St. James) de Compostela, which became the famous pilgrimage site.

Today the St. James in Santiago is celebrated with a huge party. Santiago is the most popular place of pilgrimage together with Rome and Jerusalem.

Representation: as an apostle, as a pilgrim, in the martyrdom, as Moors killer with a horse (knight), with scroll or book, with sword (because he was killed with the sword), with shell, hat, wand, bottle, bag

Patron saint: of Spain, the pilgrims, the warriors, porters, workers, pharmacists, stocking weavers, druggists, Hatter, chandler, chain smiths, the order called after him, apples and crops, for the weather, for rheumatism


Available versions and sizes:

natural Natural wood not treated
antique Colored with acrylic colors on a chalk background
color Colored with oil paints and gilded with gold leaf
real gold Colored with acrylic colors on a chalk background and gilded with 18 carat gold