January 14, what holiday Church
Orthodox holidays happened in old Testament time, then they teamed up with the holidays of the New Testament. The selected day is marked by the event of the life of Jesus Christ and his mother virgin Mary, as well as the memory of the saints. Orthodox Church celebrates their service and honors those who belong to this day.
Church these holidays are considered useful and necessary from the point of view of piety, so it was given a special, ceremonial in nature. An indispensable condition for the party was the accomplishment of the mystery of communion of the Holy Mysteries. In accordance with this rite was the way of the life of all Christians. They protected themselves from the various works during the holidays, behaved decently: was not noisy and did not make a feast, and consecrated gifts and filed in favor of the Church and the poor.
The Circumcision Of The Lord
And January 14 — what holiday? Orthodox! Church Ministers and the faithful parishioners celebrate the Circumcision of our Lord. This fact is described in detail in the gospel of Luke. This ceremony was held on the 8th day from the birth of Jesus Christ. In memory of this event and it was decided to set the date of the feast on January 14. What Church feast is still celebrated on this day, what great meaning is a?
The ancient Jews believed that the fact of the act itself carries belonging to a number Chosen by God. It was considered if people nedobity, he is unworthy and has no right to offer sacrifice and make prayers and petitions to God.
The first followers and disciples of Christ, Christians and the apostles have also subjected themselves to the circumcision. According to ancient sources, baby Jesus Mary and Joseph brought to the temple, where he performed the sacrament of circumcision, January 14. What holiday could be more important than the Circumcision of the Lord for all Jews? And why? He proves, against all the heresies that distort the earth's appearance of the Saviour, that Jesus was a man and therefore were exposed to the rituals that were adopted from the Jews.
Circumcision happened on January 14. Every holiday is celebrated solemnly celebrated by the Orthodox Church. This auspicious day reminds all the faithful that the divine child on the eighth day from his Nativity was circumcised. During this ceremony he was called the name that was foretold by the Archangel Gabriel at the Annunciation Mary and Angel foretold to Joseph the Betrothed of the Holy and righteous one – Jesus (Savior).
The naming of this name is a sign of the greatest service in the form of a human Son of God. He called to earth to save people from their sins. Old Testament circumcision is a type of the Baptism of the New Testament, it is the sign of the Covenant with the Lord and the cleansing of original sin.
Jesus Christ is "sinner"
Date which suggestive — 14 Jan. What is the Orthodox feast calls us to humility? The Circumcision Of The Lord. This was not a full and true purification, which was established after Jesus took upon himself the sins of the world and died a Martyr shed his blood on Calvary in the name of his salvation. A indicates the first of the old Testament warning us about the disobedience of our first parents ("In iniquity and in sin my parents my mother").
Jesus is the Son of God and True God, in all things like men, except sin, he didn't need any cleansing. But in his humility accepted due to sinful people and on this occasion said that to fulfill the law he came, not to break. Later St. Dimitry of Rostov writes that the circumcision of the Lord has shown greater humility than at Christmas. When the Lord was born, he was transformed into a man, and circumcision, undergoing the pain, laid for the sin, he took the way of the sinner.
The Covenant Of The Lord
Save the date January 14. What Church feast is a reminder about the loyalty of the peoples of the Creator? Abram was almost 100 years old when the Lord appeared before him and said: "I am God Almighty, walk before me and be blameless
This appeal to the man and begins the Covenant of the Lord. He blesses Abram numerous offspring and adds to the names of a married couple by the letter "a" and "R": Abraham and Sarah. Now him and his progeny requires loyalty to God. For reminders and preservation of the Covenant and a promise to fulfill the mandate of the selected external action — circumcision.
Date, which is designed to remind you about the Testament of the Creator — 14 Jan. What holiday unites all believers? Circumcision is a rite designed to educate the generations to unify and be one people to worship only the God of Abraham. This action includes the internal and sanctification, without which no point to circumcision. The increase in the number of God's chosen people is not yet evidence of warm attachment to the Creator and loyalty to the faith of their forefather Abraham. That is why in the books of "Leviticus" and "Acts" obliczanie and derided "uncircumcised of heart and ears".
The blessing of the head of the family
Because there is a deep meaning in this day — January 14. What holiday is of great importance in the life of Christian believers? According to the prescribed rules this ritual is performed on the eighth day from birth, when baby is a little stronger, in addition, the number eight meant perfection and completeness. To postpone to a later date action meant the manifestation of carelessness and neglect, which was considered unacceptable phenomenon, where we are talking about God's commandment.
This ritual is only required for boys and for procreation only anointed head of the family, as the wife is a single whole with her husband.
The feast of the Circumcision is a reminder that Christians in the New Testament came from God.
Celebrated another feast on January 14. What holiday? Vasil The Priest. If the Circumcision of the Lord assures us that Jesus was true man with flesh like people, the day when we honor the memory of St. Basil, whose life was cut short in this day, tells us about the Divine Jesus. That he was and is one of the three faces of the Holy Trinity. Saint Basil was an ascetic and a great ascetic, the main business and the struggle of his life was the belief about the Incarnation of the Holy Trinity is the Orthodox doctrine he believed, and defended.
At the time narabayashi people were many, they were given power in this world, not everyone managed to avoid misconceptions, but not only resisted the Holy Basil, but was able to lend a helping hand shaken in the faith and helped to get back on the righteous way to do it. In Russia, Basil the Great, together with Saint Nicholas is the most revered saints.
Come to seravati
On the calendar — on January 14. What holiday in Russia was celebrated at this time until 1918? This date coincided with the Orthodox feast of the Circumcision of the Lord. In the secular calendar in Tsarist Russia, this is the first day in the New year. In our time date 14 Jan (Circumcision of the Lord) in the modern interpretation it sounds as: "Old New year". It is still loved and celebrated by all Russians.
Old style January 14 — what holiday? Songs! At this time, on the eve of the New year was made to go with songs and greetings home and to wish the hosts health, happiness and all good, and for that the owners bestowed gifts, which are then shared among themselves. This generous Vasiliev evening, the children sang: "shchedryk, bucket! Let the dumpling, grodecka porridge, a bit of sausage. "