Assumption of the Blessed Virgin 2016 ─ history, omens and superstitions on a church holiday. Prayers, congratulations on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in verses and orthodox pictures
One of the most important and significant holidays for Christians, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016, is celebrated on August 28th. This date does not change from year to year. It is connected with the cessation of the life of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in a physical body. Remembering the story of Mary's death and her conversation with the apostles, the disciples of her son, the Lord Jesus, it becomes clear why the day of the departure from life became a holiday for the Blessed Virgin. She knew that she would soon meet her son and the Lord in heaven, never to be separated from them.On August 28, all believers pray, remembering the woman who gave life to the Son of God, remember her holiness and quiet rest. The church hymns of this day, the troparion and the kontakion, sing the "unbridled mother of the Mother of God"; believers call it hymns. A lot of folk signs, traditions, customs and even superstitions are connected with the Assumption. On this day, believers light a lamp in front of the icon of the Theotokos, pray, attend the temple and listen to a sermon on the life and succession of the Virgin Mary. Christians exchange greetings, give friends and relatives postcards with church pictures and poems about Mary, wish each other good and peace.
History of the Church holiday Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The history of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is associated with the last days of the life of the mother of Jesus. This event was a solemn, blissful wedding of her life. Mary’s death was as pure and beautiful as her whole life dedicated to God. The Mother of God was buried in Gethsemane; And on the place of her burial three days the angels sang. In thousands of Christian churches on August 28 candles are lit, troparion and kondak are read in honor of the life and majestic death of the Virgin Mary.Celebrating Assumption is necessary in piety, having taken Communion, having prayed and having repented of earthly sins.
Faithful folk signs of the weather on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016
With the Assumption of the Virgin associated folk omens. For example, good weather on August 28 foreshadows cold in Indian summer; the rainbow speaks of a warm autumn. There are many cobwebs on the Assumption - to be winter with little snow and very harsh. If after August 28 there will suddenly be frosts, the autumn will last a very long time. If the water in rivers and lakes is quiet ─ autumn and winter will be calm.
Signs and superstitions associated with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ends the Assumption fasting. Among the will on August 28 there are those that are not related to the weather. For example, a callus rubbed on this day with old shoes makes it difficult for you to succeed. According to superstition, walk barefoot in the dew of the Assumption ─ collect all diseases for yourself. Girls who have not found a fiancé until the Assumption will remain in the maidens until next year. It is considered a good sign to sanctify the bread in the temple, but it is unacceptable to drop at least one piece of it on the floor. You can work on this day; you can not only quarrel and foul language, walking in uncomfortable shoes or barefoot.
Prayer, troparion and kontakion on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The sermons and liturgy, chanting, reading of the troparion and kondak on August 28 are dedicated to the magnificence of the Virgin Mary and the day of her death. In all Orthodox churches and homes in front of the icon of the Virgin read prayers to the Queen of Heaven. It is also possible to pray before any face of the Mother of God, for we pray not in the picture, but in our hearts turn to the Virgin Mary. In most prayers to the Virgin Mary, people ask for healing and receive it. In general, the icon of the Mother of God in the house ─ his guardian, protector and intercessor. It should be in the house of every Orthodox.
Congratulatory verses on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016
On the day of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God, read a verse about her life and the greatness of going to heaven, towards her beloved son Jesus and God the Father. You can choose one of our lines or find your own version.
Christian greeting cards with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016
On the day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, give your relatives a beautiful card with a Christian picture depicting the last hours of the earthly life of the Mother of God or her ascent to heaven. Sign a card with a verse glorifying the Virgin Mary. Wish your loved one health and love.
The Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos 2016 ─ the last twelve great feast of the year. His story refers to the end of the earthly life of the Mother of God, her magnificent death and ascension to heaven. This day is dedicated to the liturgy, sermons on the life and assumption of Mary, icons depicting a magnificent event. Signs and superstitions on August 28 are also largely connected and Maria ─ even dew is considered her tears. On this day, they make chants, read verses from the troparion and kondak, exchange greeting cards with church pictures.