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August 15 - Virgin Mary - Holidays - 15 August 2019

August 15 - Virgin Mary - Holidays

August 15 - Today is the Virgin Mary. On this day the Church celebrates the Holy Virgin as patroness of motherhood, women and the family home. Distributed at pre-lit church, the first fruits of the season - grapes, melons, and ritual breads for health and for "God to forgive the dead." For health slaughtered sacrifices and do duty, usually where the Virgin Mary is patron of the local church. In Christianity the holiday is associated with the death of the mother of God 64 years. age. Mary pray at the Mount of Olives, when the angel Gabriel appeared with palm branch in his hand and announces that after three days the spirit will move to the kingdom of heaven. Before she died, she wishes to see again all the apostles, then the angels come for the soul. She was buried...

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Midsummer - 24 June 2019

Midsummer

Midsummer is an old Slavic holiday that is celebrated on 24 June each year. On the same day Eastern Orthodox Christian Church celebrates the day of John the Baptist and commonly rituals and traditions of the two holidays overlap. In different areas the name is pronounced differently - in the name of Sofia District holiday is Yanevden in Struga - Ivanden in Ohrid-Ivandan in Veliko Tarnovo - Ivan bilyober or Dragiyka. The celebration coincides with the summer solstice, so many beliefs and customs associated with the path of heavenly light, and his cult. On this day his name day celebrating all named Enyo, Encho, John, John Yanni, Yana, Ioannina, Y., Yanita, Yanko, Yancho. It is assumed that the root of the festival lies in the Slavic tradition. In Russia, the holiday is called Ivan Kupala...

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Easter! Christ is Risen! - Holidays - 28 April 2019

Easter! Christ is Risen! - Holidays

 Nature, updated and dressed in their new spring clothing, will celebrate with us Christ's resurrection. Our souls are filled with awe and beauty. Abundant life is pressingeverywhere! Worship shines from our mysterious and imperceptible to the human eye phenomenon Son of God. The victory of good over evil, of life over death. In the hearts of Christians raised his voice: Christ is risen! And somewhere on the depth of bathers in the divine love hearts rises pulling at the hearts of believers retaliatory greeting: Risen Indeed!     Today...

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Maundy-Week - Traditions - 27 April 2019

Maundy-Week - Traditions

Maundy-Week This is called the days of Christ's suffering the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to his death. Therefore, each day from Monday to Saturday is called Great. • Easter Monday - Jesus entered Jerusalem temple and it is filled with traders. Son of God cast out the traders, because the temple is home to pray, not auction. In the Gospel speaks of the preaching of Jesus in the temple and say it curse the barren fig tree - a symbol of the human soul, which knows no prayer, repentance, and do not bear spiritual fruit. • Great Tuesday - Christ preached in the church and give his last moral precepts;...

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Lazarus (Lazaritsa) and Palm (Palm Sunday) - Traditions - 21 April 2019

Lazarus (Lazaritsa) and Palm (Palm Sunday) - Traditions

In the calendar of the Christian Church Lazarus is associated with the resurrection of Lazarus, who lived in the town of Bethany, near Jerusalem. According to the gospel, when the Savior was in the land beyond the Jordan, Lazarus fell ill and died. When the Messiah returns, resurrects buried the fourth day of his funeral as a sign of gratitude for its hospitality. According to medieval manuscripts Lazarus lived another 30 years in a strict fast and abstinence and was named the first bishop of Kition city on the island of Cyprus. On Lazarus church celebrated with a festive liturgy resurrection of Lazarus, and the memory of the martyr St. Lazar Bulgarian, tortured and killed on April 23, 1802.According to Bulgarian folk tradition Lazarus or "Lazaritsa" is the day...

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