Jesus appears to James, his brother –
The one who witnessed with his death
Glory to you, O Christ:
by your death you have destroyed death and by your resurrection you have brought life and immortality to light
Risen Lord, though we are surrounded by testimonies to your love both in life and in death - help us when it is hard to witness within our families and when it is difficult to speak about you in our communities.
Alleluia. Christ is risen
He is risen indeed. Alleluia
A brother’s love, a kinship shared.
From childhood into older years
Leaves its own mark upon the heart
Surpassing trivial frets the fears.
Such tenderness and kindness trace
A deeper sense of lasting grace.
And so to sibling James appears
His brother Christ, so loved, so dear.
And from that moment here we find
Servant of Christ, of selfless kind.