Commemorated June 15
Prophet Amos was from the city of Thekoue of the land of Zabulon. He was an uneducated man, a shepherd of goats and sheep, as he testifies concerning himself (Amos 7:14-15). He began to prophesy two years before the earthquake, which some say took place in the twenty-fifth year of the reign of Ozias, King of Judah, about the year 785 BC (Amos 1:1). Later, however, Amasias, the false priest of Bethel, brought about his death. His book of prophecy, divided into nine chapters, is ranked third among the minor Prophets. This Amos is different from the Prophet Esaias' father, who also was called Amos. His name means "bearer of burdens".
Dismissal Hymn (Second Tone)
As we celebrate the memory of Your Prophet Amos, O Lord, through him we beseech You to save our souls.
Kontakion (Fourth Tone)
Purifying your fervent heart by the Spirit, O glorious Prophet Amos, and receiving the gift of prophecy from on high, you cry with a loud voice to the nations: This is our God, and there is none beside Him.