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An '''apostolos''' or {{liturgy}}The '''epistleApostolos''' 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 the [[ApostlesLiturgical books|liturgical book]] to Christians in containing the various Apostolic Readings as are appointed by the [[New Testamentlectionary]] are often referred to as epistles.
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, and the ''Apostolos'' is the liturgical book containing the various epistle readings as they appointed by the [[lectionary]].
== Pauline Epistles ==The liturgical book itself, often has the readings arranged in three parts: The Epistle of Paul # according to the RomansOrthodox 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 .
The First Epistle Another form of Paul to the Corinthiansbook is the complete Acts and Epistles with an index of the readings, and with the proper introduction, such as "Brethren..." or "In those days...".
The Second Epistle of Paul to Also in this book, are the Corinthians[[Prokeimenon]] and Alleluia Verses for each reading.
The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians The First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians The Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy The Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy The Epistle of Paul to Titus The Epistle of Paul to Philemon == General Epistles External links==*[http://www.ctosonline.org/liturgical/EL.html The Epistle Lectionary] - The Apostolos of the Greek Orthodox Church According to the Hebrews The General Epistle of King JamesVersion (Byzantine Style Lectionary) The First Epistle of Peter The Second Epistle of Peter The First Epistle of John The Second Epistle of John The Third Epistle of John The Epistle of Jude  == Apocalyptic Epistle =*[http://www.stspress.com/detail.aspx?ID=3122 The Book of Revelation Apostol] (or The Apocalypse of JohnSlavic Style Apostolos, Traditional English translation==See also==*[[Gospels]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*[[Holy Scripture]http://www.saintjonah.org/services/library.htm Practical Tips on How To Build a Liturgical Library]
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