Join us this Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, Indiana for our weekly Akathist prayers (Click here to learn more about the Akathist prayer services at St. Sava Church).

This week we offer praises for The Holy Apostle Simon Zealot.

The Holy Apostle Simon Zealot

This week’s Akathist is dedicated to The Holy Apostle Simon Zealot. He was one of the twelve Great Apostles, born in Cana of Galilee. The Lord Jesus came to his wedding with His Mother and His disciples, and, when the wine run out, the Lord changed the water into wine. Seeing this wonder, the newly-married Simon left his home and parents and bride, to go after Christ.

Simon was called the Zealot because of his great and burning zeal for the Saviour and His Gospel. After receiving the Holy Spirit, he went off to preach the Gospel in Mauretania  in Africa. As a result of his success in bringing many to the Faith of Christ, he was tortured and finally crucified like his Lord, who had prepared a crown of glory for him in His immortal Kingdom.