Christmas is not only the feast of Orthodoxy. Christmas – a holiday returned, resurgent. Traditions of this holiday, filled with genuine humanity and kindness, of high moral ideals, in our days open and assimilated again.
Do you know who drew the first Christmas card? And why in the Christmas bells were rung, and that candles symbolize?
Christmas wreath is of Lutheran origin.
This evergreen wreath with four candles. The first candle is lit on Sunday four weeks before Christmas as a symbol of the light that comes into the world with the birth of Christ. Every Sunday lit another candle.
On the last Sunday before Christmas, light all four candles to illuminate the place where the wreath (this may be the altar of the Church or dining table).
Bell ringing in the Yuletide has come to us from pagan winter celebrations. When the Earth was cold, it was believed that the sun died, and the evil spirit is very strong. To banish an evil spirit, it was much to quiet.
Up to now has survived the Christmas tradition of ringing the bells, sing and shout. At Christmas time in churches throughout the world hear the bell ringing. But not for casting out evil spirits. Thus people welcome the coming of Christ.
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Strong guys in embroidered shirts, standing on stage, singing so heartfelt that skin was crawling. “Russia build guys…” the Hall filled to overflowing drama together they sang.
All in all, the traditional festival “Golden autumn-2007” took part more than two thousand representatives talented students engaged in Amateur performances. Groups and soloists competed in eight genre categories for the right to be the best. The winners were published last Friday — they were in a Grand gala concert.
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The popularity and status of the festival is growing each year. It was an ambitious student project in the Orel region: both the representation and the artistic quality of teams and participants, and coverage of educational institutions of the region.
This year the contest was unusual — even more ambitious, entertaining, thoughtful. Let’s start with the fact that it involved the contestants not only from eagle, but also from the districts. This never happened before ever. After the “Golden autumn” in the regional centers, the Grand Prix came to the regional competition in eagle. And not just arrived, and was able to perform well on the big stage.
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Say, before Christmas start ringing bells of heaven, praising God for the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ. And with each new blow of such bells heavenly grace is posted in our sinful world, and the angels are growing wings.
New year and Christmas – two bright family holiday celebrated by many people throughout the Earth. This is a special night of reconciliation. when wishing each other good. Various Christian religious denominations celebrate Christian Christmas in the middle of winter from December 25 (the Catholics) to January 7 (Orthodox). Christmas is a holiday that means a lot to people, he does not pass without a trace of a man who at least once heard about the life of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for the people.
The Directors of world renown make films about Christmas, artists paint, which then become the masterpieces of world art, poets make poems about the great mystery of the birth of the Savior.
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