Elias the Prophet, whose thoughts were in heaven, when he saw all Israel prostituting itself from God and clinging to idols, on fire with zeal he drew in the clouds, dried up the earth and shut the heavens with a word, saying: There will be no drop upon the earth, except at my bidding. He is now our host, for ungrudgingly he grants inexpressible grace to us who honour him with faith.
-Prosomoion of the Aposticha, Fouth Tone
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God have mercy on us and save us! Amen!