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Commemorated on December 3rd

The Holy Prophet Zephaniah


Prophet , Zephaniah who is ninth in order among the minor Prophets, was the son of Chusi (Cushi), from the tribe of Levi, or according to some, the great-grandson of King Hezekias. He prophesied in the years of Josias, who reigned in the years 641-610 BC. His book of prophecy is divided into three chapters. His name means "Yah is darkness".

Dismissal Hymn (Second Tone)

As we celebrate the memory of You Prophet Zephaniah . O Lord, through him we beseech You to save our souls.

Kontakion (Fourth Tone)

You was shown to be illumined by the Divine Spirit, O Prophet, Zephaniah proclaiming God's manifestation, and you preached: Rejoice greatly, O daughters of Sion and of Jerusalem; behold, your King comes, bringing salvation.