What is the holiday in the church calendar today and to whom do believers pray – read in the TSN.ua material.
Tomorrow, May 27, in the Orthodox calendar — the day of memory of the martyr Isidore. He was a warrior during the time of Emperor Decius. He lived on the island of Chios. During one of the pagan holidays, he refused to sacrifice to idols. For this, he was captured, tortured for a long time, his tongue was cut off, and then he was beheaded.
The church holiday of May 27 is the day of memory of the martyr Maxim
Like the martyr Isidore, Maximus lived during the time of Emperor Decius. He actively preached Christianity, converted many people to this faith. He also tried to fight with pagans, in particular, he exposed idol worshipers as heresy. For this he was caught and stoned to death.
Signs on May 27
- No or few swallows – wait for cold weather.
- The sunset is red and cloudy – there will be rainy weather.
- A gloomy and cold morning – to a bad harvest of cucumbers.
What can’t be done today
Merchants were forbidden to swear or argue with customers, otherwise there would be no money. According to popular belief, you cannot wear the same clothes all day. If you do this, you can call on the poor.
What can be done today
Among the people, this day was considered the day after which they began to sow cucumbers or plant seedlings in open ground. And they also performed a special ritual for wealth – they looked for last year’s burdock, collected seeds from it and threw it over the right shoulder.