Elisha the prophet

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Elisha is a prophet of the Hebrew Bible. To many Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox he is known as Saint Eliseus. He is venerated as a saint in a number of Christian Churches. His feast day is on June 14, on the Eastern Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic liturgical calendars (for those churches which use the traditional Julian Calendar, June 14 falls on June 27 of the modern Gregorian Calendar). St. John of Damascus composed a canon in honor of the Prophet Elisha, and a church was built at Constantinople in his honor. In Western ####Christianity he is commemorated on the Carmelite religious order's calendar of saints.[4] He is also commemorated as a prophet on the Calendar of Saints. There is also "the tomb of the prophet Elisha" in Aloujam in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Reports from the city of Aloujam say that the shrine was removed by the authorities, because it is not in accordance with Sunni Islam, although in ancient times people used to visit it from afar. Islam refers to him as "Al-Yasha", and he is one of the Islamic prophets mentioned in the Qur'an. Qur'an 38:48.
And commemorate Isma'il, Elisha, and Zul-Kifl: Each of them was of the Company of the Good. And Ismail and Al-Yasha and Yunus and Lut; and every one We made to excel (in) the worlds: And from among their fathers and their descendants and their brethren, and We chose them and guided them into the right way.




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