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Today Orthodox Christians celebrate the holiday Vernicle


On Wednesday, August 29, Orthodox Christians celebrate the holiday Vernicle.

the Full name of this holiday - Transferring from Edessa to Constantinople of Not made by hand Image of Lord Jesus.

call in Not made by hand way the special type of the image of Christ representing him a face on an ubrus (scarf) and on a clay board.

Not made by hand image has appeared on a towel after Jesus, having washed, has wiped him a face. The linen canvas with a print of the face of Christ was stored in Edesse as the main treasure of the city. In 944 the emperor Konstantin VII has redeemed an image from Edessa and has transferred him to Constantinople. Since then day became festive.

Itself a linen canvas was is lost at plunder of the city by participants of one of Crusades.

In Orthodoxy Not made by hand image is regarded as the proof of the validity of the embodiment of the second person Troitsy in the likeness of men and as an argument in favor of veneration of icons.

In old times this day believers diligently prayed to God, and then men went to fields with bread and salt. Put three sheaves on the cart, and over them stacked bags with grains for crops.

In the field of men were already waited by children with pie and buckwheat cereal. About three different Saviours our ancestors said: "The first Saviour on water is cost, on the second - apples are eaten, on the third - cloths sell yes bread lay up".

Also called the Third Saviour Nut as by this time in the woods nuts ripened, their collecting began. Old men about this day said

: "The third Saviour of bread has laid up", - and baked loaves from a new grain yield. On the Vernicle it was accepted to clean sources and wells, to drink underground water. This day also watched flying away of swallows and cranes. Was considered that swallows fly away on the South to three stages - on three Saviours. If cranes fly away to this period, then on the Cover there will be a frost, informs Bagnet.

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