What Orthodox holiday on December 21 is celebrated by believers – read on UNIAN.
Patapius was born in the city of Thebes, which stood on the Nile River. The parents raised the boy in piety and faith, therefore, having reached the age of majority, Patapy decided to devote himself completely to the Lord. He retired into the wilderness, where he pursued asceticism in prayer and fasting. People began to learn about him and come to the saint, Patapy was not happy about this – the feat of silence was broken. Then the young man left for Constantinople.
For his exploits, Patapius received the gift of healing from the Lord – he delivered people from evil spirits, supported them in faith, healed diseases. He died at a ripe old age.
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In honor of the saint, a folk holiday is celebrated today on December 21 – Anfisa’s day.
Signs December 21
People’s omens today / photo from UNIAN (Andrey Gorb)
- blizzard today – the summer will be rainy;
- snowfall on December 21 – the summer period will be rainy;
- in the morning the tits chirp – the frost will hit at night;
- the day is frosty and quiet – winter will be mild and snowy.
What cannot be done today
On this day, the Orthodox Church reminds that the Nativity Fast continues, so you cannot eat food of animal origin. It is also forbidden to stay in a dirty house – clean it up. On December 21, you cannot be greedy, otherwise next year you will be left without money.
What can you do on December 21
Saint Anfisa was a needlewoman, so our ancestors embroidered and knitted that day. It was necessary to do this in private, so that someone else’s eye does not saturate the product with negative energy. December 21 has long been considered a family day, so it’s better to spend time with your family today.
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