The prophet Elijah is the patron saint of drivers
July 21, 2015
On Monday, July 20, 2015 the Ukrainian Catholic Parishes of the Rossburn District celebrated the Feast of the Great Prophet Elijah who was taken into heaven on a fiery chariot. The glorious prophet Elijah is known as the patron saint of drivers, reminding us that we must struggle to manifest holiness in our lives, especially when we travel.
On that occasion on Sunday, July 19th, after each Divine Liturgy, Fr. Mykhaylo blessed the vehicles of the parishioners on the church’s parking lot in Rossburn, Angusville and Russell.
In this special prayer the congregation asked God for His heavenly blessing, the accompaniment and protection of the guardian angels from all dangers and the attainment of everlasting joy through the intercession of our Mother of God.
After the blessing all of drivers received the holy icons.