All about the Christmas post 2019-2020
The Nativity fast is the last post of the year, which lasts 40 days – from 28 November 2019 6 January 2020. About the history, customs and traditions of advent read on the Radio MAXIMUM!
Advent is a special period, it is important not only to be limited in food, but also to do good deeds and be spiritually cleansed. Despite the fact that Filippovka lasts 40 days until Christmas, you should know that you can’t eat and do at this time.
The history of the post
Believers and the Church are Christmas and the same as for Easter, so prior to these holidays, it is important to prepare by clearing not only the body but also the soul. It is believed that 40 days must pass in prayer and good deeds. Why is the post called Christmas? The fact that he ends it on January 6 for Christmas.
Advent is also called Pilipski not just. The fact that 27 November, the feast of St. Philip the Apostle is the last day when you can afford a variety of Goodies before you post. Because of the people, and there is a simple and straightforward title or Filippov post Filippovka. Note that the Orthodox Church believes that Philip the disciple and friend of the Lord, who also healed people and was crucified on the cross.
Traditions on Christmas post
During lent in the churches do not conduct wedding and baptism, and the believers refuse from loud celebrations and are not satisfied with the wedding, because this time I dedicate to prayer and repentance. Believed to be the last post of the year symbolizes a 40-day fast of Moses, who after he received tablets with the word of God.
The Christmas post is not only restricted in food, and pray a lot, try to be kinder to the environment and to do good deeds and also to become more spiritually refined. A kind of rejection of entertainment and a variety of temptations is an important part of the post.
However, children, young mothers and sick people are allowed to weaken the post. It is also worth remembering that fasting is not starvation, so you can consult a doctor so as not to impair health. Priests emphasize that fasting is not starvation, but a kind of sacrifice for the sake of the faith without harm to health.
All about the Christmas post
Signs on Filippov post
- As overcast or snow – may will be rainy.
- If not to spare money on a justifiable purchase, in the new year to improve the financial situation.
- In the post decided to go visiting and receiving guests to keep the house wealth and home cozy gatherings protect the house from diseases and misfortunes.
- It is better to abandon hunting and fishing for lent, because it is to misfortune.
- Take care of your belongings, because the loss could represent a significant amount of losses in the new year.
- If in the first days of advent there are frosts, there will be an abundant harvest of bread.
- If you frequently post in blizzards sweep, then spring will come early.
All about the Christmas post