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Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius and Orestes suffered at the hands of the emperor Diocletian and Maximian during the persecution of Christians. This happened at a time when the inhabitants of Armenia and Cappadocia believed in Christianity, and the rulers were informed that people could completely separate from the Roman Empire.
The saints accused the executioners of cruelty, firmly confessed the Orthodox faith, for which they were subjected to torture. Their holy relics are still in Rome. In honor of the memory of the martyrs, today a national holiday is celebrated on December 26 – Eustrat – happy with the sun.
Orthodox holiday December 26 – St. Nicodemus
Read alsoDecember 26, 2021 – what a holiday today, signs and birthday people, what cannot be done todayNicodemus was born around 1320 in Serbia and was raised by pious Christians. In his youth he went to Mount Athos, where he took monastic vows. There he performed various feats, read the Holy Scriptures, fought with the demons who tempted him. Later he became abbot at the monastery.
For many, the Monk Nicodemus was a teacher and spiritual abbot – both monks and lay people strove to him in order to receive advice or an edifying word. Nicodemus founded several monasteries, but in search of solitude he went to the Tismany River. The Tisman monastery was later established there.
Nicodemus prayed a lot, observed a strict fast, possessed the gift of healing and knew how to cast out demons. That is why people often came to him for help. The monk died at a ripe old age, and after his death he was canonized.
Signs on December 26
People’s omens today / photo UNIAN, Denis Pryadko
- magpies sit on the snow – to wait for warmth;
- wolves howl near houses – frost will hit;
- pets drink a lot of water – a blizzard is coming;
- what is the weather on December 26 – so and January will be.
What cannot be done today
The Orthodox Church believes that on this day you cannot swear and raise your voice, otherwise you will find problems with your throat. It is also not recommended to give your clothes away, even for charitable purposes – lose your luck. December 26 is a bad day for procedures related to feet (pedicure, baths, depilation, etc.).
What you can do on December 26
On this day, our ancestors prayed to the saints for health and well-being, for the healing of diseases. It was also possible to draw up plans and goals for the next year. December 26 is the perfect time to take care of your loved ones and spend leisure time with your family.
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