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The Resurrection

Posted by Carlota on May 12, 2014 with Comments Closed
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The idea of martyrdom behind the Christian religion in Russia acquires a special significance. Occurs formation of a new spiritual culture related on the one hand, the old pagan ideals, on the other hand, with the new philosophy, brought to the Christian East and West. The idea of the divine principle is deeply penetrate into the essence of Russian national identity. Comprehension of the spiritual life is a characteristic feature of Orthodox Rus folk, for whom Easter is a celebration of celebrations in honor of deliverance through The Resurrection of Christ from the dominion of darkness and the triumph of the soul. "…

Death by death, and those in the tombs bestowing life" before Easter in Russia is the great multi-day fasting – prayer, humility, repentance and abstinence from worldly pleasures, and meals perilous, what looked like a special Lenten church bells. Change the rhythm of life, appeared a very special atmosphere of universal self-sacrifice. According to Of St. Theophanes the Recluse, the post was "a healing rate of saving souls, washing away the entire bath to the old, ugly, dirty." Closed theaters, booths, drinking establishments, which were particularly popular among ordinary people. Stop high-society receptions, balls, entertainment, even for children zapreschalis romps. In the first three days of fasting shops did not work. People dressed in modest clothing and unnecessarily tried not to leave the house. In the first week of Lent and Holy Week activities in schools were canceled, public institutions were closed. But life did not stop, it just became quiet, proportioned, disposing of thinking about God, life and his mission on earth.