Nahum differs from most of the prophets in as much as he does not issue any call to repentance, nor does he denounce Israel for infidelity to God.
Details of the prophet’s life are unknown. He died at the age of forty-five, and was buried in his native region. He is the seventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets
The Prophet Nahum and Saint Nahum of Ochrid (December 23) are invoked for people with mental disorders.
Troparion — Tone 4
We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet prophet Nahum, O Lord; / through him we beseech You: / Save our souls.
Kontakion — Tone 2
Illumined by the Spirit, / your heart was a vessel of illustrious prophecy, / seeing far-off things as though they were present.