Saturday, April 21, 2012

St. Zacchaeus the Apostle

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!  
St. Zacchaeus the Apostle - Commemorated April 20 (
The holy Apostle Zacchaeus was a rich publican at Jericho. Since he was short of stature, he climbed a sycamore tree in order to see the Savior passing by. After the Ascension of the Lord, St Zacchaeus accompanied St Peter on his travels. Tradition says he became the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, where he died in peace.

The Gospel (Luke 19:1-10) describing Zacchaeus' encounter with Christ is read on the Sunday before the TRIODION begins.
O Holy Apostle Zacchaeus, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs, bestowing life!
Truly the Lord is risen!

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