December 24, 2022: St. Daniel the Stylite – what not to do today

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December 24, 2022: St. Daniel the Stylite - what not to do today

Today you can't swear, eat fatty foods and have fun.

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What happened on this day:

Today the Orthodox Church honors the memory of Reverend Daniel Stolbnik. The saint was born in Mesopotamia in 410. His parents Elijah and Martha could not conceive a child for a long time, so Daniel's mother made a vow to the Lord: if she becomes pregnant, she will give the baby to serve in the monastery. After some time, the couple received good news. When the child was 5 years old, he was sent to a monastery. There the boy was named Daniel. At the age of 12, he takes tonsure and conscientiously fulfills his duties. He received the nickname Stolbnik, as he lived for 33 years in the Phrygian desert, where he sat on a pillar built with his students.

In Ukraine, December 24 is the Day of Archival Institutions Workers.

Until the New Year 7 days left.

What not to do on December 24:

  • eat meat, fatty foods, eggs
  • slander< /li>
  • meet people you don't like
  • sew, embroider, spin and work hard in general
  • wash and comb your hair
  • have fun, sing songs

Folk signs and beliefs:

In the old days, they lit a lamp, as if adding good light in the dark and asking the sun to descend to earth, flare up, drive away evil spirits

It was believed that while the sun did not descend to the ground along the golden staircase – witches with brooms flew, snow whirlwinds raised

Angel Day is celebrated:

Adam, Alexander, Nikon , Daniil, Emelyan, Ivan, Leonty, Nikolai, Peter, Terenty

Born today:

1937 – Vyacheslav Chernovol, Ukrainian politician

1971 – Ricky Martin (Enrique Martin Morales), Puerto Rican singer, musician, actor, Grammy Award winner

And also on this day:1777 – Captain James Cook and his ships “Resolution” and “Discovery” discovered the island, which Cook called Christmas Island on January 2

1906 – Canadian Fessenden made the first ever musical radio broadcast (Handel's aria and Minuit Chr├ętiens in his own performance on the violin)

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