Sunday, July 22, 2007

St Elias the Prophet

His feast day was actually two days ago in the Carmelite calendar, on 20 July. I posted a bit about it last year.

This year I noticed an interesting bit of word usage in the Latin that I hadn't seen before. One of the antiphons recounts the incident where Elias strikes the river Jordan with his cloak and it divides to allow him and Eliseus to cross without getting wet. In the Latin his cloak is his pallium. Well, I found it interesting anyway. Does that make Elias an Archprophet?