O God, who gladden us each year with the feast
day of the Apostles Philip and James, grant us, through
their prayers, a share in the Passion and Resurrection of your
Only Begotten Son, so that we may merit to behold you for eternity.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (photo: the saints' tomb)