|Chartres Cathedral Rose Window|
|Portion of Chartres Cathedral|
Portraying St. Zephaniah
Following the feasts of the prophets St. Nahum (December 1) and St. Habakkuk (December 2), St. Zephaniah's feast is celebrated. Zephaniah's book can feel scary. He talks a lot about "The Day of the Lord," or Judgment Day. Actually, the requiem/funeral hymn Dies Irae is based on a section of Zephaniah's prophecies.
Zephaniah gave great hope also, though. He praised the lowly and humble and expressed trust that the evil would be purged by God.
For the I will change and purify
the lips of the peoples ...
- Zephaniah 3:9a
Feast Day: December 3