Apostle James the Brother of St. John the Theologian
Commemorated April 30
Troparion, Tone 8
As a soldier of the Lord you were ranked among the choir of apostles. Together with your brother, O James, you clung wholeheartedly to the Savior. Armed with the power of the Spirit you preached him to all and were slain by the sword. Therefore we sing your praises!
Troparion, Tone 3
You were a chosen apostle of Christ and the only brother of the beloved Theologian. Most praised James, ask remission of sins and great mercy for those who sing hymns to you.
Kontakion, Tone 2
You heard the voice of God calling you and turned away from the love of your father. With your brother you hastened after Christ, O glorious James. With him, you were counted worthy to behold the Lord's divine Transfiguration!