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
I dream to visit the carnival . Maybe you want to get into the Amazonian jungle . Then you need to go to Brazil . This country will help you feel a storm of emotions and teach you in this Latin American culture.
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Although most come to Brazil for carnival, don’t forget that it is also a country of football and Golden beaches. It is worth noting that come here to lone adventurers, youth companies or couples. For a family vacation Brazil is not the best option.
The Capital Is Brasilia . The official language is Portuguese. For the trip will require a visa, which can get in the Brazilian Embassy in Moscow. The period of visa – 5 days.
How to get there?
From Minsk to Brazil (in gortari de Janeiro or Sao Paulo) there are no direct flights, but can be reached with one change – in Frankfurt, flights are organized by “Lufthansa”) or Paris (flight to Rio de Janeiro from Minsk joint flight airline Belavia and Airfrance). The cost of one ticket routes will start at $ 1,580.
To Brazil from Minsk
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Approached the end of the annual forum of Muslim cinema. Yesterday in Kazan hosted the closing ceremony of the festival.
Traditionally, the closure began with the red carpet. Despite the cool weather to look at the stars of Russian and foreign cinema has gathered a respectable number of citizens of Kazan. This time the guests of the festival were actors Dmitry Pevtsov, Dmitry Kharatyan, the latter also held the awards ceremony.
The action began with Tatar folk songs, and then not postponing for a long time, moved to award the nominees. The first prize was awarded to the organization ’s TURKSOY”, the winner was the film «Rudolf Nureyev. Rudick” Farida Davletshina. A special diploma was awarded another film Tatarstan production that was not included in the competition program, “flowers”.
Then came the special prizes from the jury. Dilovar Sultonov from Tajikistan for the short film “White Sparrow” cartoon “no fluff, No pen!” from Bashkortostan. Another special prize from the mayor of the city of Kazan was presented by the head of Department of culture of the Kazan Executive Committee Aigul Gornysheva. Got it to Stepan Belova for documentary Continue reading