The Prophet Malachias ("messenger of God") is the last of the twelve minor Prophets, and also of all the Prophets of the
Old Testament. He prophesied in the days of Nehemias, a wise man among
the Jews, who also held a high and powerful position in the court of
Artaxerxes the Long-armed, King of the Persians, who reigned from 465
to 424 B.C. Malachias' book of prophecy is divided into four chapters;
he foretold the coming of Christ as he Sun of Righteousness (4:2)
Apolytikion in the Second Tone:
As we celebrate the memory of Thy Prophet Malachi, O Lord, through him we beseech
Thee to save our souls.
Kontakion in the
Since the gift of prophecy dwelt in thee richly, thou, O Prophet, clearly didst
foretell the coming of Christ God and the salvation of all the world, which
is enlightened through grace by His shining forth.
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