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[[Image:habbakuk.jpg|right|thumb|150px|Holy Prophet Habakkuk]]
The Prophet Habakkuk
foresaw the destruction of the [[Jerusalem Temple]], the [[Babylonian Captivity]] and the later return of the captives to their native land. During the war with the Babylonians the [[ prophet]] withdrew to Arabia, where the following miracle occurred. When he was bringing dinner to the reapers, he met an [[angel]] of the Lord, and instantly by the strength of his spirit he was transported to Babylon, where at the time the [[Daniel|Prophet Daniel]] was languishing in prison. The food intended for the reapers assuaged the hunger of the exhausted Prophet Daniel (Dan. 14:33-37).
After the end of the war with the Babylonians, the Prophet Habakkuk returned to his homeland and died at a great old age. His relics were found at the time of Emperor Theodosius the
Younger (408-450), together with the relics of the Prophet Micah (August 14).
The Fourth Ode of the [[Psalter]] ("O Lord, I have heard thy report, and was afraid...") is based on Habakkuk 3:2-19. His feast day is on [[December 2]].
www.oca.org - Lives of Saints, December 2.]