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THE TWELVETH MONTH
Nehasse 22
(August 28)

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, 
ONE GOD.  AMEN.

On this day [is commemorated] the great prophet Micah, the son of Eyoel Yoak, and his father also called him “Joram.”  This righteous man prophesied in the days of Jehosaphat, King of Judah, the son of Joram, and of the kings Ahaziah, and Khatolya, and God proclaimed by his mouth great things.  And he prophesied concerning the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, saying, “Behold, God shall come from His place, and He shall come down and walk upon the earth.”  And he prophesied concerning the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Bethlehem of Judah, saying, “And thou Bethlehem [in] the land of Ephratha, shall not be less than the kings of Judah, for from thee shall go forth a king, who shall rule my people Israel; and his going forth shall be before the creation of the world.”  And he prophesied concerning the destruction of the Temple of the Jews, and concerning the rising up of another Temple in its place in all the ends of the earth.  And he prophesied concerning the going forth of the Gospel, saying, “The Law shall go forth from Zion, and the Voice of God from Jerusalem.”  And he prophesied to Ahab, the King of Israel, saying, “Thou shalt die in the battle of Edom, King of Gilead.”  And many years having been fulfilled to this prophet, and having reached a good old age, he departed to God, Whom he loved.  And he prophesied eight hundred years before the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, and he was buried in the village the name of which is Merata.  Salutation to Micah.

Glory be to God Who is glorified in His Saints.  Amen.