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The '''Apostolos''' is the [[Liturgical books|liturgical book]] containing the various Apostolic Readings as 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.
The liturgical book itself, often has the readings arranged in three parts:
# according to the Orthodox liturgical year, the [[Pentecostarion|Pascha season]], the weeks after [[Pentecost]], and the season of [[Lenten Triodion|pre-Lenten, Great Lent, and Holy Week]].
# [[Fixed feast|fixed feast ]] days,
# and special Services such as Weddings or Baptism .
==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]
[[Category:New Testament]]
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[[ro:Apostol (liturgică)]]
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