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The '''Apostolos''' is the [[Liturgical books|liturgical book ]] containing the various epistle readings Apostolic Readings as they are appointed by the [[lectionary]].
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.
==Liturgical use==
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, or from the [[Acts of the Apostles]], that is scheduled to be read on a certain day or at a certain occasion.
An ''apostolos'' or ''epistle'' is a writing directed or sent The liturgical book itself, often has the readings arranged in three parts: # according to a person or group of personsthe Orthodox liturgical year, the [[Pentecostarion|Pascha season]], usually a letter and a very formalthe weeks after [[Pentecost]], often didactic and elegant one. The letters from the season of [[ApostlesLenten Triodion|pre-Lenten, Great Lent, and Holy Week]] to Christians in the . # [[New TestamentFixed feast|fixed feast]] are often referred to days, # and special Services such as Weddings or Baptism .  Another form of the book is the complete Acts and Epistles with an index of the readings, and with the proper introduction, such as epistles"Brethren..." or "In those days...".
In the context of Also in this book, are the [[Divine LiturgyProkeimenon]] 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 occasionand Alleluia Verses for each reading.
==External links==
*[http://www.ctosonline.org/liturgical/EL.html The Epistle Lectionary] - The Apostolos of the Greek Orthodox Church According to the King James Version (Byzantine Style Lectionary)
*[http://www.stspress.com/detail.aspx?ID=509 3122 The Apostol] (Slavic Style Apostolos, Traditional English translation)
*[http://www.orthodox.net/ustav/lectionary-explained.html Orthodox Christian Scripture Lectionary] - An Examination of how the Gospel and Apostolos Lectionary is used throughout the year
*[http://www.saintjonah.org/services/library.htm Practical Tips on How To Build a Liturgical Library]
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