April 08, 2017

St. Agabus - A New Testament Prophet

by Louis Cheron (1687) - Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

April 8 is the feast day of a New Testament prophet - St. Agabus ...

We had been there (Caesarea) several days when a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.  He came up to us, took Paul's belt, bound his own feet and hands with it, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit: this is the way the Jews will bind the owner of this belt in Jerusalem, and they will hand him over to the Gentiles."  When we heard this, we and the local residents begged him not to go up to Jerusalem.  Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart?  I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."     ~ Acts 21:10-11

2004 Roman Martyrology - April 8 Entry
St. Agabus Shares a Memorial Date with Saints Herodion, Asyncritus, and Phlegon

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