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Ukraine news: Soon, Ukrainians will celebrate the great feast of the Trinity.
Trinity is one of the main Christian holidays. Celebrate this holiday in 2018 may 27.
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Trinity is one of the main Christian holidays. Orthodox Church observes it on the 50th day after Easter (given that Easter is the first day), and the Western Christians on the 57th day. That is, in 2018, Pentecost is celebrated on may 27.
At Trinity, Orthodox Christians remember the descent of the Holy spirit on the apostles, which, according to the teachings of the Church, promised them by Jesus before his ascension. The descent pointed to the Trinity of God. It was at this point was founded the Catholic Apostolic Church.
The icons of this event is depicted with the presence of the mother of God . In the New Testament does not specify whether the mother of God was with the disciples of Christ at the moment when the Holy Spirit came. However, in the Acts of the apostles says that after the ascension the apostles were in prayer “with some women, and Mary the Mother of Christ…”.
All Orthodox churches in this day are decorated with birch branches, lilac, maple – they symbolize a renewal for the soul.
After the divine Liturgy on the feast of the Trinity in churches committed special service with the reading of the kneeling prayers, the priest reads the prayers, kneeling at the king’s gate, face to the faithful, the congregation also kneels for the first time after Easter.
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Trinity celebrated for three days. Hostess to her very carefully prepared: bring the house clean, decorate homes with fresh branches of maple, birch, willow, Linden, flowers and herbs, which symbolizes prosperity and new life cycle.
The Saturday before the holiday is memorial day. People in churches light candles for the repose of deceased relatives. Especially praying for the dead, premature death, considering them victims of the wily mermaids.
Holiday women bake cakes, cook meat and fish appetizers. In some regions this day to paint eggs green.
First day – Green Sunday – the people consider the day’s activity and cunning mermaids and other mythical evil. The herbs, which decorate the house, is a protection and a talisman from them. On the morning of this day the temples are public services. Then people go to each other’s homes. Begin mass celebrations, fairs.
Trinity has always been considered a girl’s holiday. They weave wreaths, dropping them into the river for divination. Then they went into the woods to walk. To this day, bake the loaf and distributed it in the woods by unmarried girls. These pieces are dried and stored until the wedding, then kneading the crackers in the dough for the wedding loaf. Believed that they will bring them to a new family well-being and love. Then, under the birch organized the picnic festive meal. In the evening people were entertained by mummers.
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The second day is called Klechalnoe Monday. After the service the priests went to the fields to read prayers asking God for blessing for the next harvest.
On the third, Bohodukhiv day, the guys choose their brides. Girls “drove Topol”, whose role was unmarried girl – the most beautiful woman in the village. It was decorated with wreaths, ribbons, branches and drove through the yards. Meet poplar was considered a great success. On this day in the wells, consecrated water.
The dew that fell on Pentecost, considered to be very healthy. The girls advise her to wash to preserve youth and beauty.
If that day is raining – will be a good harvest, warm mushroom and summer.
Holiday traditions in Ukraine and other countries
In Ukraine, the feast of the Trinity, it is customary to decorate the house with birch branches, to gather herbs and go to Church with them. The holiday is celebrated outdoors, all guests wearing wreaths of wild flowers.
In France, the Trinity decided to blow the trumpet in memory of the strong wind that accompanied the descent of the Holy spirit. And in Italy, at Trinity, scatter rose petals, symbolizing the Holy spirit. We have the symbol of the Holy spirit is a white dove.
On this day, close friends tell each other kind words, wishing health and prosperity to the whole family. Girls in the old days guessing at this day, wanting to know his fate.