The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Central Lengthwise Nave. South View

Prophet Isaiah

Dionisy's frescoes. Prophet Isaiah

One of the four great prophets; he came from a royal family and was called to prophesy by God who appeared to him surrounded by seraphim. In response to his words: “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts” on of the seraphim touched him with a “live coal” taken from the altar and said “Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged” (Isaiah 6:1-7). He was sent by God to call on Jews to renounce idolatry and he prophesied around 60 years. He died a martyr’s death (he was sawn through by order of the Jewish king Manasseh). His legacy consists of the book of prophecies where he predicted the birth of a Messiah by a Virgin and described his life and suffering for the sins of the World as well as his Resurrection. Feast day: 9 (22) May.