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Orthodox calendar of memorial days (2020). Memorial Saturday table. Orthodox memorial days in 2020.
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The burial rite has specific features in each religion. They can be perceived differently by people around the world. Everyone knows that sooner or later death overtakes every person.
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Calendar of memorial days in 2019. Table of memorial Saturdays. Memorial menu. The correct behavior in the memorial days.
The mourning of funeral days

*The first day is the day of death

July 25, 2018

Parent Saturdays 2018. Memorial days

Commemoration of the dead – special dates in the calendar of each Orthodox person. The memory of those who have left our world and prayers to God are an important part of life. In the hearts of loved ones dead relatives and friends are always alive, so the commemoration, held on certain days, allows them to pay tribute. And relatives and relatives of the deceased remember this man, all his life and actions, discuss the best that was for him for the time of his life.

On what days does the commemoration take place according to Christian custom? In this case, there are both individual days and generally accepted dates when they remember all the deceased relatives. 3, 9 days, 40 days after the death of a person, parental Saturdays, Radonitsa, additional religious holidays are days when it is necessary to remember the deceased and remember their lives.

memorial calendar 2018

Memorial days is often called the “parent,” as Orthodox Christians in the first place, had the respect of the deceased parents. The churches committed memorial service – a special memorial service. Memorial days in the Orthodox calendar of the new year are mainly on Saturdays. This pattern excludes several holidays: Radonitsa (Tuesday) and victory Day (Wednesday).

Dates of memorial days in 2018

In today’s bustling life, people have no time to visit the Church and the graves of the deceased on a parent’s day. It is important to find the time to honor the memory of loved ones for even a day of rejoicing. Orthodox calendar 2018 defines the following dates memorial day.

table of the memorial Saturdays

10.02.2018meat-and-Meat SaturdayUniversal meat-and-meat Saturday is traditionally celebrated seven days before lent. It is called Universal, because on this day Orthodox priests honor all Christians with prayers. This Saturday is also often called The little pancake week. The Slavs, according to the customs, always cooked pancakes on this day: the first baked pancake was left on the divine, the second was put on the windowsill, and the remaining ones were taken to the grave of loved ones, distributed to children and relatives.
03.03.2018, 10.03.2018, 17.03.2018second, Third, Fourth Saturday Of lentfuneral services are held on the memorial days of March 2018, candles are placed and sorokoust is ordered. After the service, it is customary to visit the graves of the dead to honor their memory.
07.04.2018RadonitsaRadonitsa is traditionally considered a holiday on this day, family and close people go to the cemetery with cake, krashenki, candy and other food lit, marking the Resurrection of Christ.
26.05.2018Trinity Saturdayon Trinity Saturday they attend funeral services and light candles for those who have left this world. It is customary to pay tribute not only to relatives, but also to all people who have ever died.
09.05.2018Victory Dayon may 9, all those who died defending our Homeland during the great Patriotic war are remembered.
03.11.2018Dmitrievskaya SaturdayDmitrievskaya Saturday, during which the churches are held a funeral service, and in the houses of General cleaning. This Saturday it is customary to observe the weather: if it is warm, spring will come early.

When making a menu for a parent’s day, it is important to take into account the peculiarities of a particular Orthodox memorial day. It should be remembered that if the day gets to the post, you need to abandon the meat ingredients. Allowed dishes on the menu for memorial days are:
Kutya. It is made from wheat grains that are soaked overnight and boiled. In wheat add poppy, raisins and honey.

kutya for Wake
Butter pancakes. Cooked without stuffing, with the addition of butter and honey. It is a piece of butter, which is placed on the baking, indicates that the living honor the memory of the departed.
Chicken noodle soup.
chicken noodle soup
Beet salad with garlic. Beets are baked and rubbed on a large grater, it is added to the garlic passed through the press and mayonnaise (optional).

beet salad at Wake
Vegetable salad. It is prepared from seasonal vegetables-cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes.
< strong>sandwiches with sprats. Toasted slices of baguette rubbed with garlic and placed on top of the fish and slices of pickles.
eggplant Snack. Aubergines are cut into slices and fried in a pan, then rubbed with garlic and laid out on a dish, alternating with tomato circles. On top of vegetables sprinkled with herbs.
Vinaigrette, Olivier.
Salad with crab sticks. It is made from cabbage, crab sticks, corn and mayonnaise.
Cutlets with mushrooms and cheese. Fried on both sides of the cutlets are sent to the baking tray, the top laid out grated cheese. Dishes are served with mushrooms and sour cream.
Wake cutlets
Lean cabbage rolls. Made of rice, vegetables and mushrooms.
cabbage rolls
Baked fish with vegetables.
Lean pies with fish, potato, mushroom or Apple filling.
Among the drinks are traditionally served with jelly, juice, lemonade, or drink the kvass. To them on a table put pancakes, gingerbreads and candies. The remains of supper left on the table all night.

Proper behavior on memorial days

Respect for the deceased ancestors and loved ones should be carried out sincerely and sincerely. At every Orthodox funeral days 2018 there is a set of private traditions and common norms of behaviour. You need to remember the basic rules at such events to prevent malicious errors.

What to do on memorial day:

  • put a candle for the repose.
  • Visit the cemetery.
  • give alms to those in need.

If the weather will allow the holiday, it is important to ennoble the grave and clean, leaving her a gift in the form of pancakes, pies and sweets. Orthodox beliefs exclude the use of alcohol. This is considered a known sin and has nothing to do with the Wake. It is categorically impossible to leave alcohol on graves – this act can aggravate mental sufferings of the dead.

It is forbidden to profane on this day (in the cemetery in particular). Those who remember must be in a calm mood, not in a bad light of the dead. Crying and other manifestations of grief are not mandatory attributes of the holiday. The bright feelings and memories of happy and pleasant moments, associated with the victims relatives, the best, that can be in this day.