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    Рождественские обычаи

    Уважаемые форумчане!
    Близится Рождество. Мне было бы интересно узнать где какие обычаи на рождество. На Руси было принято гадать на Святки.
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

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    Это интересно как переделали из языческого фестиваля так называемый християнский обряд. Елка, подарки, время года (Иисус не родился зимой) сохранились.

    Кстати - что это такое - гадать на рождество?

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    Елка, подарки,
    Read Holly Book. the grants magi

    (Иисус не родился зимой) сохранились.
    Why do you thik so?

    Кстати - что это такое - гадать на рождество?
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    Try to hear future

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    Quote Originally Posted by garmonistka
    Это интересно как переделали из языческого фестиваля так называемый християнский обряд. Елка, подарки, время года (Иисус не родился зимой) сохранились.

    Кстати - что это такое - гадать на рождество?
    Hi Garmonistka

    Try to гадать на рождество by sitting in front of the mirrors arranged so that they form a kind of corridor. Place burning candles there too. Mind you that it must be done in a dark place in an absolute silence. Watch closely at the end of the mirrors' corridor for some time wishing to see a man (presumably your husband). Some people do see someone which turns out to be their future man. Some die of heart attack. it's pretty dangerous. Be careful.
    Another fortunetelling that I remember is as follows:
    A girl throws a boot out of the house. If it fell with a toe heading the gates/off the house - then you are gonna get married next year. if vice versa - heading home - then stay with your parents unmarried for one more year.

    You can try these but be careful, try not to hurt passers-by by throwing boots right?

    С наступающим новым годом.
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

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    And if the toe points upwards you will be going to heaven, and if it points downwards you will be going to hell I presume
    Anyhow, on the subject of future husbands: I made the lethal mistake of sitting at the corner of a table in a Russian house once, so ...

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    (Иисус не родился зимой) сохранились.
    Why do you thik so?
    well he was born either 7 "BC" or 3-4 "BC", and historians says it must have been about March. It was and still is typical of Northern climates to celebrate the feast of Midwinter. It is also historically traceable, that christianisation often involved the renaming of existing deities as saints. This is a fenomenon that happens whenever big groups of people are "converted".

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    well he was born either 7 "BC" or 3-4 "BC", and historians says it must have been about March. It was and still is typical of Northern climates to celebrate the feast of Midwinter. It is also historically traceable, that christianisation often involved the renaming of existing deities as saints. This is a fenomenon that happens whenever big groups of people are "converted".
    Dear garmonistka.
    In Middle (or ancent) age people did not celebrate theys Birthdays. So, it was not important for first christians whrn our Saver was born. It is not important - was it BC, AD etc. We DON'T celebrate Birthday. It is a "day of memories by Jesus Borning". We decade celebrate it 25 Dec by Julian calendar (it maybe some other one day) and we still do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandr_S
    Dear garmonistka.
    In Middle (or ancent) age people did not celebrate theys Birthdays. So, it was not important for first christians whrn our Saver was born. It is not important - was it BC, AD etc. We DON'T celebrate Birthday. It is a "day of memories by Jesus Borning". We decade celebrate it 25 Dec by Julian calendar (it maybe some other one day) and we still do it.

    Good point.

    Btw -
    In the middle ages
    In ancient times
    their birthdays
    for THE first christians
    Saviour
    we decided to celebrate

    "Jesus borning" is grammatically not correct and should be "Jesus being born"

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    More proof that it doesn't matter what day we celebrate Christ's birth - my friends in Russia celebrate twice every year, on Dec 25 and on Jan 6. Neither is really the birthday, but they are real celebrations of His birth.
    Yay! I broke 200 posts!

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    BTW, it is winter solctice at this time. Not a pure coincidence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    More proof that it doesn't matter what day we celebrate Christ's birth - my friends in Russia celebrate twice every year, on Dec 25 and on Jan 6. Neither is really the birthday, but they are real celebrations of His birth.
    It is not fine for Orthodox. They must have fust days before Christ's birth

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    In the middle ages
    In ancient times
    their birthdays
    for THE first christians
    Saviour
    we decided to celebrate

    "Jesus borning" is grammatically not correct and should be "Jesus being born"
    Thank you. I'll try to speak more correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandr_S
    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    More proof that it doesn't matter what day we celebrate Christ's birth - my friends in Russia celebrate twice every year, on Dec 25 and on Jan 6. Neither is really the birthday, but they are real celebrations of His birth.
    It is not fine for Orthodox. They must have fust days before Christ's birth
    Do you mean that they have to fast twice, or that they only celebrate once?
    Yay! I broke 200 posts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandr_S
    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    More proof that it doesn't matter what day we celebrate Christ's birth - my friends in Russia celebrate twice every year, on Dec 25 and on Jan 6. Neither is really the birthday, but they are real celebrations of His birth.
    It is not fine for Orthodox. They must have fust days before Christ's birth
    Do you mean that they have to fast twice, or that they only celebrate once?
    Orthodox must to have 40 fast days before Christmas. So, it is inpossible to celebrate twice in winter.
    Nowadays the main problem is New Year - I usually celebrate it vety much, and it is noot good to drink vodka and to eat meat before 7 Jan.

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