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St. Anthony the Great - Holidays - 17 January 2019

St. Anthony the Great - Holidays

On January 17 the Orthodox Church honors St. Anthony the Great, and the holiday is called Antonovden. Anthony - this is an old Roman name, which means "precious, priceless, priceless." But what we know about St. Anthony the Great? Antony the Great was born in Egypt in 251 years of rich and noble parents, who educated him in the Christian faith. At age 18 he lost his parents and left alone with his sister, which was looked after. Solitude of St. Anthony did not happen suddenly. At first he remained close to the city in a devout old man who lived in seclusion. But he soon decided to go further. Asked this old man with him when he and he refuses, said goodbye to him and settled in a remote cave. One of his friends was carrying food. Later, St. Anthony withdrew from settlements, crossed...

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St. Nina - 14 January 2019

St. Nina

She was born, according to the Orthodox hagiographic literature about 280 - year in colostrum, Cappadocia. Her father, Zebulun was a relative of the Great Martyr George, and her mother Susanna was the sister of the Patriarch of Jerusalem. According to legend, went to Iberia (the territory of modern Georgia) to find Lord coats. Her teacher told her Nianfora tions for how coats Lord was moved from Jerusalem in Mtskheta. But the main goal, which has been commissioned by the Virgin Mary herself is to enlighten Iberia. Nina wanted to go to the country where it coats the Lord to find the grave of Sidonia, which was buried coats Lord, to bow before the coats and then devote himself to preaching the gospel to the inhabitants of Iberia. God appeared to St. Nina in her visions, blessed her and the Virgin...

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Saint Tatiana - 12 January 2019

Saint Tatiana

On January 12 the Orthodox Church honors St. Tatiana. She was born in Rome in the family of famous parents - her father was consul three times. It was a secret Christian and educated daughter unto godliness. When they reach adulthood, Tatiana wanted to spend his life in chastity, as is dedicated to Christ. One day, however, the Roman emperor forced the young woman to make a sacrifice in the temple of Apollo. Profess the Christian faith, she refused to obey and began to pray to God. The strength of her sincere words broke the statue into a thousand pieces. Following the brutal torture, which they wanted to force her to renounce Christ. But every day, when her tormentors came back, she found Tatiana strong and invincible and it continues to pray to God to forgive them and open their eyes to Him....

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International Day of the word "Thanks" - 11 January 2019

International Day of the word "Thanks"

Every year, January 11 is celebrated as the International Day of the word "Thanks". Beginning of this festival seems to be unknown, it is not known, but many believe that it was artificially created by some "smart" companies making greeting cards to generate more sales. But it really does not make the holiday less attractive, right? All that is expected of you to participate in the International Day of the word "Thanks" to show your appreciation to the people who make your life more beautiful. One reason to do it good enough I think, is to write a letter of gratitude to someone special for you man, or even yourself! I'll do it and I want to express my sincere gratitude to all who wished me success in everything and always! I must admit that I had many beautiful...

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St. John's - Holidays - 07 January 2019

St. John's - Holidays

On January 7 (Ivan) Orthodox Church honors John the Baptist, called the Baptist. He predicts the coming of Christ on earth and paving the way for the Messiah to his sermons. People celebrate St. John, and customs associated with purifying power of water. Ritual bathing for health continues as tradition requires sponsors and brothers to"bathe" with water spraying public couple married a year ago. The young family haswelcomed guests to the best man wine, buns, pastry, wine, pudding and roast pork. In folk Saint John the Baptist is the patron of kumstvoto and pobratimstvoto. Lads  bathethe girls are young men bathed and nameday. Masked  Christmas  outfit and go home dirty days.   The table must have boiled wheat, beans, dried fruits,...

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