The Prophet Baruch was the son of Nerias, and the disciple of the Prophet Jeremias
( Jer. 39:12; 43:4 LXX). The extant prophetical book that he wrote
is divided into five chapters; it was composed in the fifth year of
the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews during the years of Sedekias,
583 B.C. The prophetic lection that is read on the eve of the Feast
of Christ's Nativity, which bears Jeremias' name, is taken from the
prophecy of Baruch (Bar. 3:35-4:4). His name means "blessed."
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone:
Thou didst foretell the Lord's divine Incarnation when thou didst cry
out to the whole world, O Prophet: This is our God, there shall be
none compared to Him; He was seen upon the earth, being born of a
Virgin: He hath shone upon our souls the divine light of knowledge.
And He doth grant salvation unto all who sing thy praise, O divinely-inspired
Kontakion in the Second Tone:
As thou was vouchsafed the shining rays of prophecy, thou also wast
bound to Jeremias as his friend, and foretoldest of the Word's self-abasement
for our refashioning, O all-lauded Prophet Baruch. Entreat Him to
save us all, who honour thee.
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