November 23, 2022: Erast and Rodion – what not to do today
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Today, ancient beliefs forbid leaving the house in the evening and go on long trips.
What happened on this day:
Today, the Orthodox Church remembers six apostles: Erast, Olympus, Rodion, Sosipater, Kuart and Tertius. On this day, people went to church and blessed bread and salt. It was customary to treat the poor and sick with bread, it was believed that they were closer to God and through them he would hear requests for help.
What can not be done on November 23?
► go out in the evening
► go on long trips
Folk beliefs and omens:
► November 23 should help the poor and travelers: they believed that the poor are closer to God and through them the Lord will hear prayer and help.
► If there is severe bad weather on this day, then you need to go out onto the porch and bow low to the ground. It is the Earth who is angry with people and wants to punish them.
► If you treat a person with whom you don’t get along very well with consecrated bread to Erast and Rodion, then relations will soon improve.
► If the weather is sunny and warm on November 23, then the person who was born on this day will live a long and happy life.
Angel Day is celebrated:
Augustine, Alexander, Alexei, Anikey, Apollo, Boris, Denis, Ivan, Konstantin, Milius, Michael, Nikolai, Nifont, Olympus, Orestes, Peter, Prokofy, Rodion, Seraphim, Sosipater, Tretyak (Terty), Theostirikt, Chetvertak (Kvart ), Erast, Anna, Olga, Feoktista
1966 – Vincent Cassel, French actor and producer, winner of the “Cesar” and ” Lumiere”
And also on this day:
1852 – the first mailboxes were introduced in England
1934 – on the central roads of America and Europe begin to install newly invented reflective reflectors for dividing strips
1935 – American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth flies for the first time in an airplane across Antarctica, from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea
1936 – the first issue was published American magazine “Life”
1954 – in the United States, General Motors produced its 50 millionth car – a gold-plated sports two-seater closed “Chevrolet”
1991 – Freddie Mercury confirmed spread rumors that he had AIDS. He died the next day