St. James the Apostle
Commemorated April 30
Troparion of St. James, Tone 8
As a disciple and soldier of the Lord thou wast ranked among the choir of Apostles together with thy brother, O James, and thou didst cleave wholeheartedly to the Saviour. Armed with the power of the Spirit thou didst preach Him unto all, and wast slain by the sword. Wherefore we honour thee.
Kontakion of St. James, Tone 2
When thou didst hear the divine voice calling thee, O James, thou didst disregard thy father's love and run to Christ with thy brother; together with him thou wast granted to see the Lord's divine Transfiguration.