On this day, the great Prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, was killed by the hand of Manasseh the King who sawed him with a wooden saw.
This prophet prophesied in the days of five kings:
Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Manasseh. He prophesied to Ahaz saying,
"Behold, the virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name
He prophesied to Hezekiah and encouraged him when
Sennacherib, King of Assyria, besieged Jerusalem. He informed Hezekiah that God
would perish Sennacherib because of his blasphemy against Him. And that night
the angel of the Lord went out and killed in the camp of the Assyrian
And when Hezekiah the King was sick, Isaiah told him
to set his house in order, for he was to die. And when Hezekiah prayed to God,
He sent to him Isaiah the prophet who made known to him that God had added to
Isaiah prophesied about what would befall Israel from calamities because of the hardness of their hearts, love for sin and their forsaken of the worship of God, and only a few of them would be believers. Because of his prayers God sprung water when the people were thirsty. On another occasion, when Isaiah himself was thirsty, God sprung for him the spring of Siloam.
When he rebuked Manasseh because of his evil deeds and worshipping idols, Manasseh ordered to have him sawed.
He prophesied for
His prayers be with us all. Amen.