January 17, 2023: St. Theoktist – what not to do today

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January 17, 2023: St. Theoktist - what not to do today

Today it is forbidden to eavesdrop and peep. Also, you can not swear and quarrel.

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What happened on this day:

Today the Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. Theoktist. He founded a monastery in Sicily and became its hegumen. His monastery became a refuge for a large number of monks who fled from the persecution of the iconoclasts. He died around 800. The people called this day Feoktistov day.

What not to do on January 17:

► eavesdrop

► spy

► to swear

Folk signs and beliefs:

  • a lot of snow on the trees – the year will be successful for beekeepers
  • clear sky and full moon – to the flood
  • cloudless sky – to lingering frosts
  • red star – to the wind

Angel Day is celebrated:

Alexander, Nikolai, Stepan, Timofey, Luka, Pavel, Zina

Born today:

1899 – Al Capone (Alphonse Gabriel Capone; d. 1947) , American mobster, head of a large Chicago gang

1942 – Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; d. 2016), American boxer, Olympic champion (1960), absolute world heavyweight champion < /p>

1949 – Andy Kaufman (d. 1984), American showman, actor and revue artist

1949 – Mick Taylor, English rock musician, guitarist, 1969-1974. member of The Rolling Stones

1962 — Jim Carrey, Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, winner of the Golden Globe

1964 — Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States in 2009 —2017, wife of Barack Obama

1987 — Oleksandr Usyk, Ukrainian professional boxer, Olympic champion (2012), world and European champion

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