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The Holy '''Prophet Jonah''' lived in the eighth century before the birth of Christ and was a successor of the [[Elisha|Prophet Elisha]]. The Book of the Prophet Jonah contains prophecies about the judgments on the Israelite nation, the sufferings of the Savior, the downfall of Jerusalem, and the end of the world. Besides the prophecies, the [[Book of Jonah]] relates how he was sent to the Ninevites to preach repentance (Jon. 3: 3-10).  
 
The Holy '''Prophet Jonah''' lived in the eighth century before the birth of Christ and was a successor of the [[Elisha|Prophet Elisha]]. The Book of the Prophet Jonah contains prophecies about the judgments on the Israelite nation, the sufferings of the Savior, the downfall of Jerusalem, and the end of the world. Besides the prophecies, the [[Book of Jonah]] relates how he was sent to the Ninevites to preach repentance (Jon. 3: 3-10).  
  
Our Lord [[Jesus Christ]], addressing the Scribes and the Pharisees who demanded a sign from Him, said that no sign would be given except for the sign of the Prophet Jonah, "As Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so also shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights (Mt. 12: 40). From these words the Lord shows clearly the symbolic meaning of the Book of the Prophet Jonah in relation to Christ's death on the [[Cross]], descent into [[Hell]], and the [[Resurrection]].  
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Our Lord [[Jesus Christ]], addressing the Scribes and the Pharisees who demanded a sign from him, said that no sign would be given except for the sign of the Prophet Jonah, "As Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so also shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights ([[Gospel of Matthew|Mt.]] 12: 40). From these words the Lord shows clearly the symbolic meaning of the Book of the Prophet Jonah in relation to Christ's death on the [[Cross]], descent into [[Hell]], and the [[Resurrection]].  
  
 
Reproaching the lack of penitence and recalcitrance of the [[Jew]]s, the Lord said, "The Ninevites shall rise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and one greater than Jonah is here" (Mt. 12: 41).
 
Reproaching the lack of penitence and recalcitrance of the [[Jew]]s, the Lord said, "The Ninevites shall rise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and one greater than Jonah is here" (Mt. 12: 41).
  
His feast day is on [[September 22]].
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His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[September 21]] (Greek tradition) or [[September 22|22]] (Slavic tradition).
==Hymn==
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[[Troparion]] (Tone 2)
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==Hymn==
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[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 2)
 
:The memory of your Prophet Jonah,
 
:The memory of your Prophet Jonah,
 
:We celebrate today, O Lord.
 
:We celebrate today, O Lord.
 
:By his prayers we entreat you:
 
:By his prayers we entreat you:
 
:O Christ God, save our souls!
 
:O Christ God, save our souls!
==Sources==
 
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102696 www.oca.org - Lives of Saints for September 22]
 
  
==External Link==
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==Source==
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102696 Prophet Jonah] ([[OCA]])
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==External links==
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=213 Jonah the Prophet] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=September&day=22 The Holy Prophet Jonah] (''[[Prologue of Ohrid]]'')
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/phn22.htm Icon of Prophet Jonah]
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/phn22.htm Icon of Prophet Jonah]
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/books/books.htm Illustrated Book of Jonah]
 
*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/books/books.htm Illustrated Book of Jonah]
  
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St. Jonah the Prophet

The Holy Prophet Jonah lived in the eighth century before the birth of Christ and was a successor of the Prophet Elisha. The Book of the Prophet Jonah contains prophecies about the judgments on the Israelite nation, the sufferings of the Savior, the downfall of Jerusalem, and the end of the world. Besides the prophecies, the Book of Jonah relates how he was sent to the Ninevites to preach repentance (Jon. 3: 3-10).

Our Lord Jesus Christ, addressing the Scribes and the Pharisees who demanded a sign from him, said that no sign would be given except for the sign of the Prophet Jonah, "As Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so also shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights (Mt. 12: 40). From these words the Lord shows clearly the symbolic meaning of the Book of the Prophet Jonah in relation to Christ's death on the Cross, descent into Hell, and the Resurrection.

Reproaching the lack of penitence and recalcitrance of the Jews, the Lord said, "The Ninevites shall rise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and one greater than Jonah is here" (Mt. 12: 41).

His feast day is celebrated on September 21 (Greek tradition) or 22 (Slavic tradition).

Hymn

Troparion (Tone 2)

The memory of your Prophet Jonah,
We celebrate today, O Lord.
By his prayers we entreat you:
O Christ God, save our souls!

Source

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