May

May

Commemoration of the Prophet Elijah

Commemoration of the Prophet Elijah


Prophet Elijah is one of the major prophets of the Old Testament, distinguished for his loyalty to the Lord, for his zealous struggle against idolatry spread in Israel by the apostate king Ahab and his idolatrous wife, Queen Jezebel. Prophet Elijah lived in the IX century B.C. In the First Book of Kings (17-18) and the Second Book of Kings (1-2) is told about the activity of the Prophet Elijah. Evangelists also mention the name of the Prophet Elijah. In the First Book of Kings it is told that being the true herald of the Word of God Elijah, by the Lord’s will appeared before the apostate king Ahab and warned about the upcoming drought. His prophecy came true and after three years the Prophet again went to the king Ahab. Proving the weakness of the idolatrous, Prophet Elijah prayed God asking to send down fire for the sacrifice and a heavy rain. It is also told that thanks to the divine grace the Prophet Elijah helped the widow in Zarephath making so that her bowl wouldn’t run out of flour and her jar wouldn’t run of oil, also restored the widow’s dead sun to life.

 

 

When is celebrated

18.05.2008
07.06.2009
30.05.2010
19.06.2011
03.06.2012
26.05.2013
15.06.2014
31.05.2015
22.05.2016
11.06.2017
27.05.2018
16.06.2019
07.06.2020
30.05.2021
12.06.2022
04.06.2023
26.05.2024
15.06.2025
31.05.2026
23.05.2027
11.06.2028
27.05.2029
16.06.2030