St. Elisha Commemorated June 14th

Ynk22Elisha was the disciple and attendant of Elijah the Prophet…he watched Elijah get taken into the clouds by horses on a chariot of fire. He then became Elijah's predecessor. "Elisha brought forth water into the
excavated trenches during the war with the Moabites; he
multiplied the oil in the pots of the poor widow; he resurrected
the dead son of the Shunammite woman; he fed a hundred people
with twenty small loaves of bread; he healed Naaman of leprosy;
he invoked leprosy upon his servant Gehazi because of his greed;
he blinded the entire Syrian army and also forced another army to
flee; he foretold many events to the people as well as to
individuals. Elisha died at a very old age. His scroll reads:
"As the Lord liveth, and as my soul liveth, I will not leave
thee." (From Come and See Icons)



Troparion – Tone 4

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 dispel diseases and to cleanse lepers.


Therefore, he pours forth healings on those who honor him.

Kontakion – Tone 2

Podoben: "Seeking the highest…"

You were revealed as a Prophet of God,


when you received from Elijah a double portion of the grace which you
deserved;


you were his contemporary, blessed Elisha,


and together with him you unceasingly pray to Christ God for us all!

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