Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Orthodox Christians celebrate Apple Spas – BFM.Ru

On this day in churches to consecrate the fruits of the new harvest

Today the Orthodox Christians celebrate the great Christian holiday – Transfiguration of Christ, also known as the Feast. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on this day Divine Liturgy at Moscow’s Cathedral of Boris and Gleb in Degunino, according to Tass.

See also: Moscow residents celebrate Apple Spas The event, which recalls the day the Church is associated with the earthly life of Jesus Christ. According to the legends of the Gospel, after the prayer on Mount Tabor Christ appeared to his disciples transfigured – his face was illuminated by the light, and His clothes became white as light. Thus Christ showed his divine essence.

According to the custom, on this day, Christians consecrate the temple in gratitude to God for the new crop of fruit – apples, pears, plums, grapes, and share them with others. In many churches this day are fair and holiday festivities.


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