September 30: Faith, Hope, Love and their mother Sophia – what not to do on this day
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Today you can’t get married and get married – the marriage will be unsuccessful, but agree on wedding is possible.
History of the holiday:
On September 30, the Orthodox Church remembers the martyrs Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov and their mother Sophia. According to legend, Sophia and her daughters lived in the II century. The woman raised the girls in deep love for the Christian faith. However, in Rome in those years, Christians began to be persecuted. Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov and their mother Sophia were imprisoned and demanded to return to idolatry. But the girls, who were 12, 10 and 9 years old, did not renounce their faith. For this they were killed. The mother, stricken with grief, lived after the death of her daughters for three days and died right next to their coffin.
This day, despite the tragic history, is considered joyful. In the morning, girls and women are supposed to cry a little and complain about their fate – it was believed that this would bring happiness to the house. In the afternoon, after the service in the Temple, the celebrations began. Women, especially those whose names were Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov and Sophia, were presented with gifts – flowers and sweets.
Young girls on this day could tell fortunes a little and bake pies.
It is believed that that people born on September 30 are non-conflict, benevolent, able to find the key to any heart.
What can not be done today? marriage, but it is considered a good start to family life on this day to arrange a wedding.
Women are not allowed to work. All housework should be undertaken by men.
It is forbidden to knit, embroider and sew.
It is forbidden to swear, sort things out, swear, offend others.
< strong>Signs of the day:
If the cranes fly away to warmer lands on September 30, then frost will hit Pokrov (October 14). If not, it will get colder by the end of October.
If it is warm and clear on September 30, then the bite will be excellent today.
If thunder sweeps through on September 30, it means that autumn will last long and will be warm.