July 20, 2006

July 20 (though not well known) on the Church’s calendar: St. Elijah the Slayer of False Prophets


1 Kings 18:40
Elijah said,
"Seize the prophets of Baal—
let none of them escape!"
They were seized,
and Elijah had them brought down to the brook Kishon
and there he slit their throats
Four hundred and fifty throats!


5 Comments:

Anonymous Bob Farrell said...

Just because they couldn't get their campfire started?!!!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

No. It was because the people had abandoned God for the prophets of Baal.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Flambeaux said...

Oh, to have more priest with zeal for souls of that intensity...

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! He was a real cutup!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

And people think that I'm bad for recommending we bring back the old "burning at the stake routine".

11:19 AM  

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