Orthodox feasts of the Saviour in August
August is the month, rich in harvest festivals. There are a few that are devoted to the most significant gifts of our nature: honey, apples and nuts. Feasts of the Saviour in August for centuries was considered very important events. Let's see, what are the names of the holidays, consider their features and specialities, which are prepared in these days.
All Orthodox Rescue in August, in addition to the popular, have the Church name. Honey is a Celebration of the all-merciful Savior of the Apple Feast of the Transfiguration, Nut — Feast of the transfer of the miraculous image of the Lord Jesus Christ.
All three of the Saviour in August have their own unique traditions. Also, there are dishes made to cook for the festive table.
First Rescued in August of honey. It is celebrated on 14 August. According to the belief of our ancestors, to this day, bees collect honey is wrong. This is why this product can be used only after the Savior. Honey lit in the Church during the feast was considered particularly useful. On this day there was even a nice tradition. For example, it was tradition to bake a variety of sweets with honey, and give each other jars of honey. On the day of the Savior need to bring honey to Church to give it to a needy charity, children and the elderly. Few know that this holiday is celebrated more poppy and water. Why is it so? The thing is that Mac finally Matures to this occasion. Therefore, this product is also consecrated during the honey of the Saviour. And on the holiday table this day was attended by all sorts of treats with poppy seeds. Some of the dishes in the feast is not prepared from the poppy — poppy rolls, buns, salads, sochivo. There's a reason everyone has another name for this holiday is Makavank. By the way, according to popular belief, this day it was possible to make an amulet called "Makoveychuk".
Still the fourteenth of August, the priests are satisfied with the small blessing of the waters. It is the tradition to consecrate on this day the water and ponds gave the third name of the holiday — Wet Saved. It was thought that even Rosa 14 Aug able to give spiritual and physical strength to wash away your sins, and fatigue. On this day it was customary to swim in different waters. After that the swim was impossible, as the water began to cool and bloom.
And that you can prepare delicious Honey has Rescued in August? Let's consider one example of a good recipe.
Gingerbread honey "Calamus"
- margarine — 50 grams
- sugar — 150 grams
- cinnamon — 2 grams
- honey — 250 grams
- water — 100-150 grams.
- Honey, sugar and water to mix and boil.
- The resulting mass is put to cool.
- Of sifted flour make a funnel and into the middle pour the cooled syrup, oil, cinnamon, baking soda and knead the dough.
- Roll out the dough round cakes, pierce them with a knife and put it in not very hot oven for 30-40 minutes.
August: Apple Spas
The Savior Of Apple. It is celebrated on August 19. To this holiday to eat apples, or a variety of them it was impossible. There was even a belief that the parents who ate the Apple to the Saviour, children in heaven will be devoid of all sorts of treats. True or not, but people stuck to this tradition. So for any parent to eat an Apple before you come to save Apple, was considered a terrible sin. Because they thought about their children, wanted them to have all good, even in Paradise.
An Saved in August? Friends and relatives on this day gave a gift of apples from wood or metal, and various pictures with these fruits. To assemble the fruit on a holiday, had to get up at dawn. Then apples should be moved to the Church for the consecration. It is also noteworthy that, before yourself to try at least one fruit, it was necessary first to offer it to somebody — in the first place, of course, children and the poor.
On the table this day was the abundance of dishes made from apples. It was pies, compotes, and preserves. By the way, that day on the table could also be seen and pears, they also may be sanctified in Spas.
Another began a tradition of evening walks it is advisable to take at sunset. Their meaning lies in saying goodbye to the summer and the autumn meeting. It is believed that, watching the sunset, you thank nature for its gifts. When the walk is welcome singing. In other matters, if this tradition is not for you, just a conversation with the sun will also be appropriate.
So for example let's look at the bread recipe, which is usually to cook on Apple Spas.
Pie "boyar cap"
- sour apples — 4-5 pieces
- eggs – 3 pieces
- sugar – 1 Cup
- margarine (butter) — 200 grams
- flour — 2.5 cups.
- Grind margarine with flour.
- 1/3 Cup sugar eggs with the yolks.
- Knead the dough.
- Of dough make a ball and from it to separate a small piece the size of a walnut.
- On the form, greased, pour the breadcrumbs.
- Spread the batter in it so it turned out to be "hat."
- Apples peel, remove the core and grate on a grater.
- Proteins whisk with the remaining sugar.
- The separated piece of dough three on a grater.
- Apples put on the bottom "cap".
- Then pour in the whipped cream.
- On top add the grated dough.
- Bend the edges of the cake and bake it in a hot oven.
As you remember, three of the Saviour in August. Two we have described, considered that preparing for these celebrations. And what Saved the third in August? Nutty. It is celebrated on August 29. The first crop of nuts, it is customary to sanctify the Church. Though this Saved the day and was considered the most important of the three, to celebrate it was not accepted. This is mostly due to the fact that during this period, were cutting the corn and preparing the fields for winter crops. In General, to celebrate was just once. By the way, the second name of our Savior walnut Bread. On this day it was possible to bake the first loaf from the new flour. The bread also was made to consecrate. On this day our ancestors baked products flour for the poor and treated everyone nuts.
If you want this day to please family people gifts, you can give nuts, cakes made with your own hands, or linen towel. Not to mention the fact that the third name of this pet — friendly Canvas. This is due to the legend that once upon a time the Christ of the Prince of Edessa came to the artist and asked permission to capture Jesus, to his image helped to cure the Prince. The artist could not manage to pass the face of Jesus. Then Christ washed and dried them on canvas, and it miraculously appeared in his features. The fabric helped to cure the Prince. The canvas became a relic and was kept in Edessa and then in Constantinople. This event took place on 29 August, new style, so Spas all over the world and is celebrated to this day by Orthodox Christians.
Let's consider a good dish that is perfect for Nut Spasa.
Eggs bread and garlic
- olives – 10 pieces
- walnuts – 20 pieces
- garlic – 3 heads
- vegetable oil — 3 tablespoons
- wheat bread – 200 grams
- RUB salt and garlic.
- To the resulting mass add chopped walnuts.
- Again, everything rubs.
- Slices of bread soaked in water, then squeeze.
- Bread pudding with walnut-garlic ground.
- The resulting mass whisk, adding the oil.
- In the resulting "mess" add lemon juice.
- Decorate the dish to olives, then bring to the table.
Now you know what Rescue work in August. We hope that our article will help you to properly prepare for them. And also you can all the rules to celebrate the holidays of our Saviour in August.