Philip and James

Posted May 3, 2019 6:21 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Philip and James

Philip and James, Apostles, have been celebrated together on this day in May since the revision of the calendar in 1969. Philip is the one who asks our Lord ‘show us the Father, and we will be satisfied’, to which Christ replies, ‘He who has seen me has seen the Father’, that He and the Father ‘are one’, in nature, in substance – recall from yesterday the homoousios for which Saint Athatansius fought – but distinct in Person, in relation. The Son is the perfect image of the Father, sent into the world for our redemption, and, as He Himself

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