Baptism is not just one of the important Christian holidays. This is primarily a sacred Ordinance, which touches the man who decided to accept the Christian faith and ask for forgiveness from God for their sins. The secret meaning of the rite of Baptism is that a person revives for dedication to a spiritual life. Baptism is celebrated on the 19th of January in the Gregorian calendar (6th January according to the Julian calendar).
The history of the celebration of Baptism
The story of the baptism of Rus rooted in the distant 988-th year, when the great Kiev Prince Vladimir the Red Sun, his wife, children, and thousands of residents of the capital of Kievan Rus was baptized in the waters of the Dnieper, and the rite of baptism was performed by Byzantine priests and Metropolitan. This year, the state religion of Kievan Rus became Christianity. The acquisition of the new religion had its own well-defined prerequisites. Eastern Slavs were pagans and worshiped Svarog-God of the sky, Kind – God of fertility, Perun-the God of lightning and thunder, dazhdbog – the God of the sun, vélez – the God of cattle and wealth. They made sacrifices for them, set up idols, which was a wooden and stone statues of deities, praying in the sacred groves and shrines made of special religious Continue reading
In the last days of the outgoing year Topgood decided to take stock and remember the most important and bright events in Sumy . The year 2013 was presented to the residents of Sumy many surprises. Let’s remember how it was.
Social life Soums in 2013 was particularly active. The townspeople finally plucked up the courage to talk about their grievances publicly. So, in April, unknown activists circled holes on roads of the regional center of the glowing paint and added the words “Minaev pit”, “Minaev Gene”, “Minaeva field.” And in October of that graffiti appeared near the house of the mayor. There is depicted the traces of a dragon labeled “3 RS”. Thus, the activists were protesting against the rise in price of travel in the bus.
If Sumy artists wished to stay unknown, members of the public organization “Student brotherhood of Sumy region” expressed their protest openly. Citizens has stirred up a series of billboards with scandalous label “Sumi — Misto Beadle, Beadle fashionable bootie”, “Vono mid us.”
In March the citizens of Sumy had to meet face to face with the elements. During long days in the city was overtaken by the March winter . and in the summer at the regional center struck a series of hurricanes. Sumy, however, came from the battle with natural forces with minimal losses.
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First appeared in Germany around the 15th century, the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree has spread in many parts of the world. Now billions of people decorate their Christmas trees in a variety of ways. But elegant pine trees are festive attribute of not only houses and apartments, they can abundantly be found in the squares and streets of almost any city in the world. Giant spruce and pine, sparkling garlands, encouraging passersby their enchanting illuminations. Each one is good in its own way, and for you we have compiled a selection of beautiful holiday trees from around the world.
1. In Pittsburgh, USA, in the center of the ice rink regularly established a 20-metre Christmas tree, surrounded by a complex of high-rise buildings PPG Place Wintergarden. Night skiing around the shining tree in a cozy corner at the foot of skyscrapers reflecting in the ice surface becomes for all visitors an unforgettable experience.
2. For those who prefer to admire the huge Christmas tree in the room, is to visit Paris. Located in the famous Department store Galeries Lafayette 25-meter high Christmas tree, decorated with Swarovski crystals, during the holidays is becoming a major tourist attraction.
3. In Kiev, Continue reading