Thursday, July 19, 2018
"Elijah the Zealot, and emperor over the passions..."
The Holy Prophet Elias in the taken up into the Fiery Chariot (source)
Elijah the Zealot, and emperor over the passions, is taken up into the air today, bringing the message aforetime of universal salvation. O unalterable glory, which the exalted Prophet was made worthy of, he who is the awesome adornment of the Prophets! He was truly an angel in the flesh, and was shown to be a fleshless man by his accomplishments. As we praise him let us say: Deliver us, O wise one, on the Day of Judgment.
-Idiomelon of the Litia by St. Germanos
The Holy Prophet Elias with scenes from his life (source)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!