What religious holidays celebrate July 17

Andrey Kritsky

With this day related folk saying “Ozimi fit pour, oats up to half of the doros”.

July 17 in the folk calendar is called the day of Andrei Naliv. This nickname of the saint reflects a certain time of ripening loaves. It is at this time that winter and spring breads enter the phase of wax ripeness, and buckwheat actively emerges.

On this day, the mercy of St. Andrew of Crete is addressed in molebns. Little is known about him. He was originally from Damascus, and at the age of 14 began to live in the Jerusalem Monastery of St. Sheba. Andrew then served as secretary-synkell under patriarch Theodore and in 679 participated in the sixth Ecumenical Council held in Constantinople. At the end of the 7th century he was appointed Archbishop of Crete.

Numerous church hymn-chants, of which he is the author, are associated with the name of Andrew of Crete. The most famous of these is the “Great Repentant Cathedral”, containing 250 topsars, while in other canons there are no more than 30. Andrew of Crete died in or around 720.

St. Andrew was often commemorated in church services. This is due to the fact that the memory of him falls in the middle of summer, on the eve of an important pore for the peasants. In the middle strip of Russia these days often fell heavy long-awaited rains. They were called St. Andrew’s. They were the most desirable, as they coincided with the pouring of ears. Hence the name of the holiday — the day of Andrei Naliv.

Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Doom”

on July17 is also the day of remembrance of the great disciple Marina (Margarita). On this day the saints celebrate their day the angel Leonida, Margarita and Marina.

In the time of Ivan the Terrible, in 1563, a native of Voronica, a suburb of Pskov, fifteen-year-old shepherd Timothy one evening appeared an icon Mother of God “Minion”, which at that time was located in the Voronica Parish Church of St. George. There was this event near the Lugovica river. Timothy saw a wonderful radiance in the air. A voice came from the icon, which heralded that after 6 years God’s grace wows on this mountain.

In 1569, the same juvenile Timothy on Sinichy Mountain appeared on the pine tree of the icon of the Virgin “Odigithria”. Then Timothy made himself a bush, and spent 40 days at that place in fasting and prayer. The wonderful voice emanating from the icon commanded the clergy and the people to come to Sinichy Mountain with the icon “Doom”. When the procession reached the mountain, and the moleben began, during the recitation of the Gospel, the air was filled with fragrance, and the light appeared. All those gathered saw “Odigitria” on the pine. She, together with the icon “Doom”, was put in the church of the great disciple George. Many miraculous signs and healing are associated with these icons.

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