The Holy Prophet Haggai was the tenth of the Twelve Minor Prophets. He was of the Tribe of Levi and he prophesied during the times of the Persian emperor Darius Hystaspis (prior to 500 B.C.). Upon the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Captivity, he persuaded the people to build the Second Temple at Jerusalem, and he proclaimed that the Messiah would appear in this Temple in the last times.
It is believed that Haggai was buried with the priests at Jerusalem, since he was descended from Aaron.
Troparion - Tone 4 Being pure in heart, O Prophet Haggai,You were an inspired prophet and servant of God.Therefore as one who keeps festival,You were taken up to those who keep festival in God.Intercede with him, O herald of God, that we may all be saved!
Kontakion - Tone 2 Resplendent to the ends of the world,You illumine all by the light of the Spirit.You foretold in figures the things that were to come,And were illustrious in your life, O wise Prophet Haggai!
Kontakion - Tone 4 Your pure heart, enlightened by the Spirit,Received the most clear prophecy;For you saw as present that which was still far off!Therefore we honor you, O blessed Prophet,O glorious Haggai!