Feast Day of his Fiery Ascension into Heaven: July 20th
The Life of Prophet Elias: The Lord told him that the next day Elijah would stand in His presence…
Apolytikion: An angel in the flesh and the cornerstone of the Prophets, the second forerunner of the coming of Christ, Glorious Elijah sent grace from on high to Elisha, to dispel diseases and to cleanse lepers. Therefore, he pours forth healings on those who honour him.
Kontakion: Prophet Elijah of great renown, seer of the mighty works of God, by your command you held back the rain! Pray for us to the only Lover of mankind!
According to Holy Tradition, Prophet Elijah will be the Forerunner of the Second Coming of Christ. He will proclaim the Truth of Christ to all and call all to repentance. He will also be killed by the antiChrist, and this will be a sign of the end of the world.