Sunday, October 17, 2021 UTC

JULY 20: FEAST OF ELIJAH – GREAT PROPHET (SIMPLE HOLY DAY) & BLESSING OF VEHICLES

       JULY 20: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM (LIVE-STREAMED) & BLESSING OF VEHICLES.

PROPERS: https://mci.archpitt.org/sheetmusic/general/07-20_Elijah_DL.pdf

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

On July 20th we commemorate the holy prophet Elijah who was taken into heaven on a fiery chariot and who read scripture while in his chariot. The glorious prophet Elias is therefore known as the patron saint of vehicles, reminding us that we must demonstrate holiness in our lives, especially when we travel. Elijah, meaning “My God is Yahweh” was a prophet and a wonder-worker in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of Ahab (9th century BC), according to the Biblical Books of Kings. According to the Books of Kings, Elijah defended the worship of Yahweh over that of the Canaanite god Baal (considered as idol worship); he raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and was taken up in a whirlwind riding in a chariot and horses of flames.