What saints believers pray on the Orthodox holiday on December 27 – find out on UNIAN.
Firs, Levki and Kallinikos lived in the city of Caesarea. During the time of the persecution of Christians, Cumvrius arrived there and began to cruelly torture the believers. Levki caught him in this, then he killed a Christian. Later, Firs came to him with a more severe reproof, then Cumvrius urged the saint to renounce Christ. Firs refused, then they tortured him for a long time, but he remained unharmed. Seeing such miracles, the pagan Kallinikos cut his hair and was baptized. For such a betrayal, Kallinikos was executed, and Firs, having prayed, died himself.
In honor of the memory of the saints, today a national holiday is celebrated on December 27 – Kalinniki.
Orthodox holiday December 27 – the day of remembrance of Philemon, Apollonius, Ariana and Theotikhos
Read alsoBirthday people on December 27: who to congratulate on Angel Day and how to name the childArian was the ruler in the city of Thebais, during the persecution of Christians under the emperor Diocletian, he arrived in Antioch and began to torture the believers. Apollonius was a cleric and agreed with Philemon, the court musician, that he would put on pagan clothes for money and offer sacrifice to idols instead of Apollonius. Philemon agreed, but the Lord summoned him to himself, then the pagan believed in Christ.
For such actions, Arian summoned Philemon and Apollonius, tortured them for a long time. During the torture, the arrow, with which the warriors wanted to pierce the body of Philemon, bounced off and hit Ariane in the eye. He began to ask for healing, he refused. Both martyrs died, and Arian suffered from an eye disease and was cured with the help of earth from the grave of the faithful. Then he believed in Christ and was baptized with the whole family. Upon learning of this, the emperor Diocletian ordered to drown Arian and his soldiers, the eldest of whom was Theotich.
Signs December 27
People’s omens today / photo UNIAN, Valery Shmakov
- warm today – summer will be hot;
- the weather changes several times – a thaw will come;
- at night frost covered the trees – wait for the snow;
- what the weather is today – the same will be in February.
What cannot be done today
Since the Christmas fast continues on December 27, it is forbidden to drink alcohol, eat food of animal origin and dairy products. Hygiene procedures should not be neglected – our ancestors washed themselves thoroughly that day, as they believed that water cleanses from evil spirits.
What can you do on December 27
This date has become popularly known as the day when evil spirits go out into the street, including werewolves, who turn into animals and other people. The Slavs even saw the dead knocking on their homes in the dark. But there was a belief that such entities did not touch good owners, so people on this day actively cleaned houses and put things in order.
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