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St. Nicholas the Wonderworker - Traditions - 06 December 2017

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker - Traditions

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is Mirlikiyski iztochnorimski cleric, Bishop of Myra, a city of Lycia in Lycia. Nicolas Mirlikiyski lifetime is known as an opponent of paganism, and after his death is revered as a saint and protector of sailors and traders Bulgarian name of the saint is Nicholas. "Nicholas" is rusizam, which is imposed after the ecclesiastical reforms of Patriarch Nikon in Russia in 1654 then, the saint's name in Russian is pronounced as "Nicholas" but in Ukrainian - "Mykola". St. Nicholas was born in the second half of III century. His family was rich and splendid situation. His uncle, Bishop of Patras, adopted his nephew in the church and henceforth he would serve him until the end of his days. Tradition tells how...

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Andreev Days - Holidays - 30 November 2017

Andreev Days - Holidays

The Orthodox Church honors today the memory of St. Andrew the Apostle, who first of the apostles was called to follow Jesus Christ. St. Andrew is a Christian preacher, the first of the 12 Apostles and brother of St. Petar.Imeto St. Andrew commonly found in the Gospel. He is mentioned in the story of the feeding of the people with five loaves. From the early years Andrei yearned for divine truth and when John the Baptist came from Judea, he became one of his students. Preached in Asia Minor, Georgia and Scythia, for which he was patron of Romania and Russia.         Celebration is called by the people Andrew, Edirne, large or Mechkin day. It is connected to the folk calendar with ideas for the transition from autumn to winter. It is believed that St. Andrew is the patron...

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St. Catherine - 24 November 2017

St. Catherine

На 24 ноември православната църква почита паметта на Света Великомъченица Екатерина. Св. Екатерина е християнска светица и мъченица, една от най-образованите жени на своето време. В българските традиции този ден е познат като Катерининден и светицата се чества като покровителка на майките. Според преданието Екатерина е била дъщеря на Конт, управител на Александрия, Египет, по времето на император Максимиан. Живеейки в столицата, Екатерина получава блестящо образование, изучавайки работите на най-видните философи и учени. Тя заявява на родителите си, че ще встъпи в брак с онзи, който я превъзхожда по слава, богатство, красота и мъдрост. Младежи от много богати семейства кандидатствали за ръката на красивата Екатерина, но никой не бил одобрен. Майката на Екатерина тайно изповядвала християнството,...

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Dimitri day - October 26 - Traditions - 26 October 2017

Dimitri day - October 26 - Traditions

St. Dimitar is one of the favorite saints of the Bulgarians. On holiday, which is celebrated on October 26th name day have all bearing his name: Dimitar Dimitrina, Dragan, Dimo, Dimka, Mitko, Mitre and related. Most often depict St. Demetrius on horseback, killing Lee - symbol of the infidel Antichrist Tradition tells how he and his brother set fire to the Holy Mountain and Mount Athos monasteries, threw them on three years of the seabed and their aunts and Sveta Petka Sunday prayed for the Lord and the Virgin Mary put it. Another Bulgarian folk tradition, presented by St. Demetrius twin brother of St. George. Lifetime brothers parted, going around the world in different ways. George he vowed that if seen from the eaves dripping blood, then it died. After a while Demetrius saw a dripping...

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August 15 - Virgin Mary - Holidays - 15 August 2017

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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