The icon of Saint Basil is revered in the Orthodox world. It symbolizes the purity of the Orthodox faith and wisdom that everyone can win, turning to face the Holy.
The Church appreciates Basil the Great for their invaluable contribution to Orthodoxy. Basil was a champion of the morality, preached the faith, helping each person to find the path of purification and healing, was a wise teacher and mentor.
History of the icon of St. Basil the Great
According to the sources, preserved to our times, Basil was born in 330. His family honored the Orthodox faith, so the boy was brought up according to God’s covenants. The learning was easy for him, and Basil have studied a variety of Sciences to perfection. Despite the fact that he was a great man whom he could find any activity, Vassili renounced worldly life. His life he dedicated the Church, and continued to preach and to defend their religion even during the persecution of heretics. His work affected the health, so, Vasily died at the age of 49 years.
Where is the image of St. Basil the Great
Revered Saint known throughout Russia, and a hundred of temples and churches named in his honor. His image can be seen in almost every Church. To worship the Holy Basil you will be able in the following cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Suzdal, Pskov, Kostroma, Chelyabinsk, Pyatigorsk, Vladimir, Torzhok, Yaroslavl, Kaluga, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy. The relics there are in Bruges, a town of Belgium. It is possible to venerate the relics in the Church of the Nativity of the Holy virgin in Vladimir.
Description of the icon of St. Basil
Holy Basil is most often depicted in bright clothes. In his left hand he holds a gospel book and blesses the right turning to him in prayer. Most common depiction of St. Basil the Great, but you can find icons painted in full growth. His writing is dark, with a long face and a beard that tapers towards the bottom. To have survived the icons, which boasts a variety of stories, including a joint image of St. Basil the Great, Gregory the theologian and John Chrysostom.
Pray before the image
The words of prayer before the image of St. help save the soul from the negative, to heal from bad habits and affections. Seek help and those who want to get rid of attention to himself, to strengthen faith, to find peace of mind and harmony with the surrounding world. Often pray to Saint Basil while learning to successfully comprehend science, to pass exams or enroll in an educational institution. Parents pray for their children so they grew up respectable people, faced with evil and are not subjected to the pernicious influence of the environment. The prayer before the image read at the beginning of any case, to achieve the desired outcome. The great Basil acts as a protector and patron of farmers, so in Russia, turned to him for help in preserving the harvest.
The celebration of the
The celebration in the churches and temples is held twice: on 14 January (1 old style) and February 12 (January 30, old style). Solemn Liturgy can visit and pray to the Saint to achieve in life is success, to kill the boredom, sickness and unbelief.
Prayer before the icon of St. Basil
“The great and all-wise Basil. With sincere prayer appeal to You. Not overni face from my life, help me to cope with difficulties on the way yeah strengthen my faith in the Lord. Give me strength to resist the wrath and protect them from the attacks of heretics and envious. Heal, Basil, the wounds of the soul, help to overcome the illness bodily. Instruct on the doctrine of the offspring of my Yes, at the beginning of a new charitable Affairs. Amen.”The celebration of Old New year just falls on the feast day of St. Basil. Pray to him for the health of all your relatives and ask for help. Sincere prayer coming from the heart, will definitely open doors for you to prosperous life.