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In the context of the [[Divine Liturgy]] or other liturgical service, ''epistle'' may refer more specifically to a particular passage from a New Testament epistle that is scheduled to be read on a certain day or at a certain occasion, and the ''Apostolos'' is the liturgical book containing the various epistle readings as they appointed by the [[lectionary]].
 
In the context of the [[Divine Liturgy]] or other liturgical service, ''epistle'' may refer more specifically to a particular passage from a New Testament epistle that is scheduled to be read on a certain day or at a certain occasion, and the ''Apostolos'' is the liturgical book containing the various epistle readings as they appointed by the [[lectionary]].
  
== [[Apostle Paul|Pauline]] Epistles ==
 
*[[Book of Romans|The Epistle of Paul to the Romans]]
 
*[[I Corinthians|The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians]]
 
*[[II Corinthians|The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians]]
 
*[[Galatians|The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians]]
 
*[[Ephesians|The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians]]
 
*[[Philippians|The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians]]
 
*[[Colossians|The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians]]
 
*[[I Thessalonians|The First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians]]
 
*[[II Thessalonians|The Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians]]
 
*[[I Timothy|The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy]]
 
*[[II Timothy|The Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy]]
 
*[[Book of Titus|The Epistle of Paul to Titus]]
 
*[[Book of Philemon|The Epistle of Paul to Philemon]]
 
*[[Book of Hebrews|The Epistle to the Hebrews]]<sup>[[#Notes|1]]</sup>
 
 
== General Epistles ==
 
 
*[[Book of James|The General Epistle of James]]
 
*[[I Peter|The First Epistle of Peter]]
 
*[[II Peter|The Second Epistle of Peter]]
 
*[[I John|The First Epistle of John]]
 
*[[II John|The Second Epistle of John]]
 
*[[III John|The Third Epistle of John]]
 
*[[Book of Jude|The Epistle of Jude]]
 
 
== Apocalyptic Epistle ==
 
*[[Book of Revelation|The Book of Revelation]] (or The Apocalypse of [[Apostle John|John]])
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[Gospel Book]]
 
*[[Holy Scripture]]
 
 
== Notes ==
 
&sup1; See note on the [[Apostle Paul]] page with regard to authorship of the epistles.
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

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An apostolos or epistle is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of persons, usually a letter and a very formal, often didactic and elegant one. The letters from Apostles to Christians in the New Testament are often referred to as epistles.

In the context of the Divine Liturgy or other liturgical service, epistle may refer more specifically to a particular passage from a New Testament epistle that is scheduled to be read on a certain day or at a certain occasion, and the Apostolos is the liturgical book containing the various epistle readings as they appointed by the lectionary.


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