On Evdokim need to speak harrow
On this day, the entire Orthodox world honors the memory of the righteous Evdokim of the Cappadocians, who lived in the 9th century in Asia Minor. Also on this day in the national calendar, is celebrated Evdokimov day or Evdokimova eve.
Evdokimov day: the story of the life of St.
Holy yevdokim grew up in a family of noble and pious Christians. From childhood he was distinguished by righteousness and obedience. After he took a vow of celibacy, trying to avoid contact with women and even opinion on them is not raised. However, the exception was his mother.
For his virtuous life, the Emperor appointed Evdokim ruler Charsinsky region. He ruled the people justly and modestly, cared for orphans and widows, defended the poor and downtrodden of all.
According to Church tradition, God drew attention to the spiritual life of Evdokim and called him to himself. That is why after the death of the righteous began to perform miracles, many sick people found healing at his tomb. Some time later, the priests opened the Saint’s tomb and found incorrupt relics, fragrant aroma.
Since the Orthodox Church believes that Holy patron of the hearth, largely due to the warm relations which yevdokim supported with his mother.
Evdokimova eve before assumption of office
On Evdokim our ancestors celebrated Evdokimova eve before assumption of office. However, the post was considered not to be hungry. In the fact that he had just in time for the summer season and products was very diverse.
So, Orthodox Christians eat new bread, fresh vegetables, various fruits and berries. Especially popular with the Slavs used turnips — fresh, dried or steamed. As you know, we made the filling for pies, cooked her a hearty porridge, insisted tasty brew that is often diluted juice of the berries – blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, currants – and only after that drink.
Thus the people believed that the Evdokim had to be sure to talk to the harrow. To this end, held a special ceremony to when working in the field did not break the teeth. Also the people there were a few sayings on this subject: “If you don’t speak the harrow — not please the horse”; “the Horse won’t move until the man on the harrow will not bend”.