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Feast of St. Elisha

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One of the gifts of the Byzantine calendar is its inclusion of Old Testament saints. The painting above is Elisha Raising the Son of the Shunamite by Frederic Lawson. Learn more about St. Elisha the ninth century BC prophet, whose story is told in the Book of Kings, after the jump:

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Feast of St. Jeremiah

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mother and child Once again we have our Eastern Rite brothers and sisters to thank for reminding us of the saints of the Hebrew Scriptures. In the Byzantine calendar, today is the feast of St. Jeremiah. Learn more from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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