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Feast of the Prophet Elias

It was a joy to celebrate the Liturgy today, with a few pilgrims, at the cave of the holy Prophet Elias.

The lamp hanging in front of the icon of the Prophet Elias.

From the Pilgrimage of Egeria, who visited Sinai in the year 383,

Having then fulfilled all the desire with which we had hastened to ascend, we began our descent from the summit of the mount of God which we had ascended to another mountain joined to it, which is called Horeb, where there is a church. This is that Horeb where was holy Elijah the prophet, when he fled from the face of Ahab the king, and where God spake to him and said: What doest thou here Elijah? as it is written in the books of the Kings. The cave where holy Elijah lay hid is shown to this day before the door of the church which is there. A stone altar also is shown which holy Elijah raised to make an offering to God; thus the holy men deigned to show us each place. There, too, we made the oblation, with very earnest prayer, and also read the passage from the book of the Kings; for it was our special custom that, when we had arrived at those places which I had desired to visit, the appropriate passage from the book should always be read.

2 comments to Feast of the Prophet Elias

  • Clare Estrada

    Beautiful photos, Father.

  • Seraphim

    I love it when you post pics of nature and your environs but I especially enjoy it when you post some of the Divine Liturgy and other services.

    I keep coming back to this hanging lamp which keeps vigil for all of us.

    I also appreciate your quotes in Greek along with the English since my Greek is beyond rusty.

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