On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. James the Greater, Apostle. James was a son of Zebedee and a brother of John. Jesus called James and John the Boanerges -- Sons of Thunder, perhaps referring to their powerful voices.
This day is celebrated in honor of the feast of Saint James, the Great Apostle. James was the brother of John and the son of Zebedee. Jesus gave John and James the nickname Boanergès, which means the Sons of Thunder. It was possibly because of the powerful voices they had.