In 2005 I walked part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. It was wonderful and the arrival at St James’ Cathedral was incredibly moving. Even with the click-clickety- click of hundreds of cameras and their flashes throughout the service the spirituality of this “thin place” couldn’t be disturbed. I hope to go back, at some point, to walk the full route.
Here’s the Anglican collect for this feast day:
Grant, O merciful God, that as thine holy apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him: so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.