Troparion — Tone 8
As a soldier of the Lord you were ranked among the choir of apostles. / Together with your brother, O James, you clung wholeheartedly to the Savior. / Armed with the power of the Spirit you preached him to all and were slain by the sword. / Therefore we sing your praises!
Troparion — Tone 3
You were a chosen apostle of Christ / and the only brother of the beloved Theologian. / Most praised James, ask remission of sins and great mercy / for those who sing hymns to you.
Kontakion — Tone 2
You heard the voice of God calling you / and turned away from the love of your father. / With your brother you hastened after Christ, O glorious James. / With him, you were counted worthy to behold the Lord’s divine Transfiguration!