He prophesied about the calamities that were to come for the people of Judea and the surrounding regions: Gaza, Ascalon, Crete, and against the Moabites, the Ammonites and the Ninevites.
Troparion — Tone 2
We celebrate the memory / of Your prophet Zephaniah, O Lord; / through him we beseech You: / “Save our souls.”
Kontakion — Tone 4
You have been revealed by the Spirit of God to be brilliant, Prophet Zephaniah, / for you proclaimed the coming of God: / “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! / Proclaim Him, O Jerusalem! / Behold, your King is coming to save mankind!”