Holy Apostle James the son of Alphaeus one of the Twelve Apostles,
was the brother of the holy Evangelist Matthew. After the Descent of the Holy Spirit,
the Apostle James Alphaeus and the Apostle Andrew the First-Called (November 30), made
missionary journeys preaching in Judea, Edessa, Gaza, Eleutheropolis, and converting
many to the path of salvation. In the Egyptian city of Ostrazin, St. James finished
his apostolic work with a martyr's death on the cross.
Taken from O.C.A. Website