February 15 Candlemas: What you can and cannot do in this holiday

Candlemas is one of the most important days for every believer. Knowing how the day will benefit, and some harm, you will be able to change your life for the better, following the tradition of the great Orthodox holiday.

15 лютого Стрітення Господнє: Що можна і що не можна робити в це свято

Candlemas is one of the most important days for every believer. Knowing how the day will benefit, and some harm, you will be able to change your life for the better, following the tradition of the great Orthodox holiday, reports Rus.Media.

The feast of the meeting so Valuevo for the entire Orthodox world, because it is dedicated to the memory of the terrestrial life of the Savior and His blessed Mother the virgin Mary. On this day, 40 days have passed since the birth of the Baby Jesus and the virgin Mary came with Him to the temple to witness His birth.

Towards the virgin Mary with Jesus came out of Simeon. For many years he waited under the Messiah, and one look at the virgin and child, realized that he had waited for this day. Simeon told Mary about what a great destiny awaits her, then blessed her and the Infant Jesus by saying a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord.

It is forbidden to do on Candlemas

Day Candlemas is celebrated annually on 15 February. In this holiday, there are some restrictions that must be followed every Orthodox person.

Use of alcohol. The day of Simeon the God-receiver and Baby Jesus is offensive to cloud my mind with wine, strong alcohol and cigarettes. If you want to change your fate and embark on a righteous path, then bad habits must be abandoned.

Quarrels with friends and family. Swearing, cursing and swearing in the feast of the meeting are strictly forbidden by the Church. Quarrel with relatives, this day can easily result in you harm, bringing a big disappointment.

Cleaning. According to the Scriptures, in the big Church holidays is prohibited hard work and a lot of homework. Of course, no need to leave the mountain of dirty dishes after dinner or to put off Laundry, but cleaning or repairs necessary to move on other days.

What you need to do 15 Feb

In addition to prohibitions, there are a few mandatory things that I must accomplish in the day of visitation. According to popular belief, the observance of traditions can help every believer to change lives for the better.

To go to Church. To visit the festive service on Candlemas — then to join the great sacrament of the Lord meeting with His destiny. Every believer this day to ask the Lord to grant health, happiness or deliverance from troubles.

To prepare a festive table. Church holiday of Candlemas falls on the third day of Maslenitsa. This means that a Central place for a festive dinner needs to take pancakes. The preparation of this delicious and nutritious treats will not take much time to gather family at the table will be extremely easy.

To light Church candles or a lamp. Fire Purification is considered to be special: candles, consecrated on 15 February in the Church can take away from the religious family any, even the most terrible trouble. This should be lit before the icon of the Savior and allow to burn until the end. If for some reason you can’t bring a festive spark to your home, they can be replaced with a lamp lit with prayer to the Lord.

Soon after the feast of the presentation of the Lord for Orthodox Christians there comes the most severe time of year: lent. At this time every person who sincerely believes in God, can turn your life in a different direction with the help of sincere prayer and humility. We wish you peace and festive mood.

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