St. James the Apostle, Brother of the Lord
Commemorated October 23
Troparion of St. James, Tone 4
Thou hast received the Gospel as a disciple, thou art invincible as a martyr, and bold as the Lord's brother, thou dost intercede as a hierarch. O righteous James, pray to Christ our God that He may save our souls.
Kontakion of St. James, Tone 4
God the Word, only-begotten of the Father, came to us in the last days. He has made thee first shepherd and teacher of Jerusalem and a steward of spiritual mysteries. We honour thee, O Apostle James.