September 11 What holiday? What is celebrated on September 11
We all celebrate New Year, Easter, Christmas and so on. However, far from everyone can call all the holidays, especially the church holidays. We invite you to learn more about Orthodox, ancient and modern holidays.
The truncation of the head of the forerunner and the prophet John the Baptist
An Orthodox person will not think long over the answer if you ask the question about September 11 - what a holiday, and even tell you his story.
The ruler of Galilee concluded the Lord's baptizer in his prison. Herod Antipu did not like that St. John openly accuses him of cohabitation with his wife Phillip, her brother, Herodias.
Once Herod, celebrating his next birthday, promised the daughter of Herodias Salome to give her everything, whatever she asked. The ruler really liked the dances of the young girl. Plyasunya, after consulting with her mother, demanded that Herod bring her the head of the prophet John, which was to be served to her on a platter.
The governor of Galilee was upset, because he did not want to incur God's wrath upon himself, depriving the saint of his life. But Herod could not give up his words, which he rashly uttered with a huge number of guests. The dish with the head of John Salome attributed to Herodias.
The wife of Philip, the baptizer's needle tongue, buried his head in a place that was considered unclean. Fortunately, John, the pious wife of Khuza, the steward of Herod, recognized this. She reburied the head of the saint, carried her to the Mount of Olives and was buried in an earthen vessel.
In connection with this fact, it should be noted that it is necessary to know not only the answer to the question about which church day is celebrated on September 11. It must also be remembered that on February 24, Orthodox people celebrate the acquisition of John the Baptist's honest head.
The body of St. John was buried in Sebastia by his disciples.
The church established a feast in memory of the truncation of the head of the forerunner and the prophet John the Baptist. Believing people observe a strict fast, expressing their sorrow.
Now, after you have learned which Orthodox holiday on September 11 Christians celebrate, we turn to our ancestors.
Day of the Rod and Rozhanytsy
Everyone knows that the ancestors of the Russian people were the ancient Slavs. They worshiped many gods and were pagans. Do you know what kind of celebrations they arranged? For example, on September 11, what is the feast of the ancient Slavs? Who was glorified on this day by our first parents?
Ancient Slavs celebrated on this day of Osenina (the day of the Rod and Rozhanitsa). It is a family and family holiday, well-being in the house and harvested crop, a kind of summing up and preparation for the coming of autumn.
On September 11, Rod Earthly was glorified, all the relatives living according to the Rule. In addition, the tribes were brought to the Heavenly Sort (ancestors) and to the Genus-All-God.
The ancient Slavs tried to celebrate the Day of the Rod and Rozhanitsa near the water. Necessarily at the festival was to be present oatmeal bread.
By the end of the feast there appeared rozhanichny pie and ritual food. People were drinking berry wines, eating oatmeal, beef or venison, cheeses, eggs and cottage cheese.
Also be sure to play games. They began with the dance that led around the oldest woman. She had oatmeal in her hands. When the dance ended, this bread was divided into parts and handed out to those who wanted to cure a pet or a person.
All-Russian Day of Sobriety
If you are asked about what kind of holiday (church day or not) on September 11, then you can safely answer that the All-Russian Day of sobriety can also be attributed to church days. The fact is that for the first time it was celebrated in 1913, and the initiators of the ceremony were the servants of the Orthodox Church. The following year (March 1914), the Holy Synod decided that this holiday would now be celebrated annually. In addition, it is worth noting that this date was not chosen by chance. After all, Christians on this day celebrate the day of the Beheading of the head of John, who was a prophet and baptizer of the Lord, and observe a strict fast.
Thus, the clergy wanted the believers not to be drunk on September 11th. What holiday does a Russian have without wine? And these days all wine shops in Russia were closed, it was forbidden to sell any alcoholic beverages.
Day of Military Glory
In 1790, the Russian squadron was able to win a historic victory at Cape Tendra. This event is also celebrated on September 11. What holiday, if not this one, can make us proud of the invincible Russian army and awaken patriotism?
During the Russo-Turkish War, the land forces of Russia closely cooperated with the Black Sea Fleet. He commanded them then Fedor Ushakov (rank - Rear Admiral). The victory at Cape Tendra became one of the key events of the Russian war with the Turks. It is thanks to the courage of our soldiers that the Russian fleet secured a dense domination on the Black Sea.
Day specialist - employee of the educational work of the RF Armed Forces
In all countries there are holidays, which only the local population notes. Some of them also drop out on September 11th. What holiday can you describe in this article? Of course, the Day of the specialist of the educational work. In 1766, this day approved the Charter, which should be guided by the Cadet Land Corps. It first mentions the position of officer-educator.
Today it is a professional holiday of the RF Armed Forces staff. Celebrate it on a grand scale, throughout the country. After all, only in the Siberian Military District more than 800 officers who serve in educational structures.