SAINT ELIAS THE PROPHET
Elias or Eliyahu, whose name signifies, "Yahweh is my God", was on of the
great prophets of the Old Testament. Devotion to him is spread throughout
the East and there his miralces are greatly celebrated. the first and Second
Books of Kings speak of him.
Elias was filled with zeal for "Tishbite" after the village of his birth.
Elias was filled with zeal for spreading the word of God. He lived during
the reign of King Achab (875-845) and courageously criticized the king's
wife, the impious Jezabel. He was taken to heaven in a chariot of fire
and the prophet Malachi, the person of John the Baptizer.
As we immitate his zeal for spreading the word of the Lord,...
may his prayers be with us. Amen.