On national signs after the ascension of the Lord summer comes into its own.
The ascension is inextricably linked with the Passover and falls on the fortieth day after her. In 2017, the holiday is celebrated today, may 25.
The ascension marks the final journey of Christ to heaven, to his Father for a reunion and a three-pronged reign of the Holy spirit, God the Son and God the Father.
What can and should be done on this day
Try to visit the Church and attend the service. On Wednesday, on the eve of the feast, Vespers is served, and Thursday – ascension day — is held the solemn Liturgy, which ends with the reading section of the New Testament, where it is written about the events of the ascension.
According to old folk traditions in the ascension day the women of the house “ladder” is a rectangular pies with onions, embellished rungs of a symbolic ladder, the way of Christ to heaven.
On the feast of the ascension there is also a tradition to turn to the Lord with prayers for the gift of health and help in life.
On national signs after the ascension of the Lord summer comes into its own, so on this day, everyone is happy, decorate the house with greens, go on a visit to relatives.
It is the custom on Ascension “- curled birch”. Previously it was on the feast of the ascension girls braided in a braid a few sprigs of birch and watched, not wither. If Trinity branch remained green, the fate of the girl goes well.
The ascension: what not to do
In this pleasant day you should try to observe in the soul peace and tranquility. Try not to argue with loved ones, do something good for them.
The Church also on this day, is not recommended to engage in heavy black work. However, it is not necessary to shift the work to others, just try to move it to another day, but this to dedicate to prayer and spiritual enlightenment.
This day can not pronounce the phrase “Christ is Risen”, as in the Ascension of the temples endure Shroud. Found incorrect popular belief that the rapture must commemorate the deceased ancestors.
In Ascension you can’t think about the bad. Instead, I advise you to remember deceased relatives. This day is also to spend with family.
In the old days it was forbidden to throw garbage and spit on the street, because “you can get into Christ, who comes to the house under the guise of the poor.”
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