Intercession Saturday on the eve of the feast of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary

On this day in the Orthodox world it is customary to commemorate the dead.

Покровська батьківська субота напередодні свята Покрова Пресвятої Богородиці

In intercession the parent Saturday, on the eve of the feast of the Holy virgin in the Orthodox world it is accepted to remember deceased, informs Rus.Media.

First, this Saturday was established in the 16th century – 1592 Sainted Ermogen, the Patriarch sent a job letter in which asked to establish a day of remembrance. And with the blessing of the Patriarch on the occasion of this and it was a special memorial day of all victims of the intercession Saturday.

Subsequently, Orthodox Christians in this day began to celebrate the memory of not only Orthodox soldiers, but with them and all their dead relatives. This tradition is preserved today – on the eve of the virgin Mary, next Saturday before the holiday to remember the dead, to visit the temples and cemeteries.

In all temples, this parent Saturday, funeral services and memorial services. All believers are encouraged to go to the cemetery after visiting the temple and prayers for peace of the departed souls.

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