The feast of Candlemas, celebrated on February 15th (old style – 2 February) is among the great twelve great feasts of the Orthodox Church. In Eastern countries, Candlemas is known from IV and V. in the West since the fifth century. This holiday was established to honor the memory of one of the most significant events in the history of the relationship of God with humanity.
In the Church of the virgin Mary and Joseph met Simeon, who, according to the beliefs of the Orthodox faith, was one of the translators of the Holy Scriptures of the old Testament from Hebrew into Greek. Once, as a young, Simeon worked on the translation of the book of Isaiah, he doubted the prophecy that Christ was to be born of an earthly woman. He even wanted to fix the text, but in that moment, Simeon angel appeared and said that because of his doubt, he will not die until such time as your eyes will not see the Savior.
Turning her eyes on the Baby, Simeon realized that this is a long-awaited miracle. Guided by the divine Providence, the Holy one took him up and said the following words: “You Now dismiss Your servant, Lord, according to Thy word, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples…”. Continue reading
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Feast of farewell to the ABC is an important event in the life of first graders. After studying the Alphabet, the children together with new books will discover many of the countries that will go to travel, get acquainted with the different characters. And the tour can be started with materials of the new edition of “how to entertain guests” № 8(159)2015, where Taps and Laps saved from the Ogre and teach the letters of the magical Alphabet to get to the Country of knowledge. Did not remain without attention and this is a significant holiday like mother’s Day, in which you can congratulate mom, to do a presentation or make a spectacle concert, Continue reading
Florence – country holidays: the most striking events and festivals
Florence is captivating at any time of the year. And even those who have repeatedly visited this city knows that festive mood here you can return again and again. Perhaps, this explains what things to do in this city of Tuscany is always relevant. To do this in Florence are all possibilities. There is a wealth of international, national and local cultural festivals and events.
In January as part of a promotional campaign “Florentine winter” (19.01-28.01) at the Festival of chocolate and admire, and enjoy a delicious and unusual chocolate candy. Music festival – popular bands. The cultural program includes a masquerade ball, music shows, parades.
At the beginning of may (08.05-13.05) festival, which brings together gardeners from many countries – the international festival of irises . There is something to see at the time and hungry all the colorful tourists. The center of the event is the Piazza Michelangelo. The winner is selected by color, shape, odor, resistance to diseases.
Completes the spring together with may (23.05-27.05) ice cream Festival in Florence. This is still a very young festival was first held in 2010, but has already gained certain popularity. This is not surprising: the glory of Italian Continue reading