St James’ Day is celebrated on July 25 and is the occasion for festivities in Spain (being their patron saint), especially in Santiago when the Cathedral is lit up and pilgrims and locals party all night. If St James’ Day fall on a Sunday, the whole year is declared a Holy Year and pilgrims arriving at Santiago receive a plenary indulgence which, in a Holy Year, completely absolves them of their sins.
Sydney, Saturday 22 July 2016
Join us at 2.30pm to 4.30pm at St James Hall as we explore and discuss the theology behind pilgrimages. This talk will pay particular attention to the popular pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Following this event the Choir of St James Church presents a concert of music inspired by the pilgrimage commencing at 5.00pm
For more details and to book St James talks in Sydney
Adelaide, Tuesday 25 July 2017
To celebrate St James Day on Tuesday, July 25th we have made a booking at Casablabla, 12 Leigh St, Adelaide for a shared tapas meal. The cost of this will be $40 per head – with drinks to be purchased from the bar. To help us with planning, it would be greatly appreciated if you could note the date and let us know as soon as possible if you’ll be coming.
Reserve this date in your calendar now. Bookings will be essential
Visit the Casablabla website at Casablaba
Darwin, Tuesday 25 July 2017
A pilgrims’ mass will be celebrated at the Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral in Darwin. This will include a hosting and blessing commencing at 6pm on St James’ Day. Other churches are coming to join in as pilgrims come from all denominations, faiths and traditions. Everyone is welcome.