August is rich with Orthodox holidays, special value this month is given to the Rescue. Last Saved is called Bread and not inferior in importance to the other two, combining a huge number of traditions and Church customs.
Khlebnyjj Spas completes the cycle of the Church-Orthodox celebrations in August. In 2017, it will mark the 29 th. The history of this celebration goes back carrying a Christian context and a large number of folk customs. This day is also characteristic of other names: Walnut, Saved on the canvas and Bread.
Khlebnyjj Spas: the history of
Saved bread is named so for a reason. It is at the end of August had time to collect the grain harvest. Everywhere farmers have completed the field work, sowing winter crops. As the life of our ancestors depended on the rich harvest, is often the most important events in their lives was reflected in the title celebrations.
So Bread, the Third and Last of Spasov, informally referred to as a Nut for the same reason. People stocked up on winter nuts, which at this time was already ripe. But the name Saved on the canvas directly related to the events of biblical times. When the face of Jesus was imprinted on the canvas.
Tradition Bread Of The Saviour
In the holiday it is customary to purify and sanctify the winter water sources. Blessed also and food, in particular bread, nuts and drinking water. Popular wisdom shares with us the sign: if the harvest of grain this year is rich, then next year will be prolific in nuts and Vice versa. The peasants did not noted Khlebnyjj Spas, because everyone was busy work: harvest and preparing the land for winter.
Our forefathers took special attention to the birds. It was believed that if they fly to the Third of the Saviour, winter will come early and will be very severe. And if the birds lingered, the signs of winter were to stay. 29 Aug farmers also noted the transition from summer to fall.
The ecclesiastical customs and the canons of the festival
In the Orthodox Church on August 29, falls several memorable dates. The first of which is given to the Ascension of the blessed virgin. The second connected with the finding of the miraculous image of Jesus Christ. And the third holiday symbolizes the remembrance of St. Diomede. Moving to Church sources, the Holy Martyr was executed in a period of terrible persecution of the Christian faith. After the execution, the executioners, executing the decree of the leader of the blind.
The miraculous image of the Savior Christ was transferred to Constantinople it August 29. This event is preceded by the legend. During the arrival of Christ in Edessa terminally ill king had heard about the great miracles of the son of God and believed in the power of the Lord, believing that only the Holy image of the Saviour can deliver him to his feet. Sending of the artist, so that he was able to capture the face of Jesus, the king of my expectations. But the Royal messenger has not coped with the task, only beheld Christ, he was confused. The Savior then washed his face with water, wiped it with a towel, on which was engraved the image of His and gave it to the artist. Then sent one of his apostles in Edessa, so that he helped put on the foot of the king recognized the Lord.
There is another version of the appearance of the miraculous image of Christ. In the last days of life, when Jesus bore the cross, his face washed the sweat and blood. A pious girl who accompanies the Savior in his moments of agony, wiped with a handkerchief the face of the Son of God. Which stood out the eternal image of the Holy face. This legend tells of the appearance of the miraculous image assigns to a later time and consider the Western option, which is used when writing modern icons.Grain Saved is a wonderful holiday that should be spent in prayer. A good deed will visit the temple of God. Knowing the date of the festival, you can adjust personal Affairs in order time enough to love and praise Jesus, the Lord, the Theotokos and all the saints. We wish you peace in your soul. Be happy