The feast of the Circumcision of the Lord, January 14
In the Orthodox tradition, it is not customary to circumcise babies, but for special reasons all Christians worship the Day of the Circumcision of the Lord as a great Orthodox holiday.
The feast of the Circumcision of the Lord is considered a great Twenty: it is celebrated annually on January 14th with a special service, which differs from all other canons and prayers.
What is the meaning of this holiday
According to the Holy Scriptures, Jesus Christ appeared in our world as an ordinary person in order to atone for the sins of all who live on earth by his martyrdom. Since he was born as a mere mortal, he had to go through all the procedures required by male babies according to Jewish law.
The circumcision of Christ shows that God became like a man out of love for him and considered himself equal to his creatures. The fulfillment of the principles and customs makes the Savior closer to the people whose sins he has redeemed from the great love of all mankind.
The priests say that by circumcision, Christ showed respect for worldly laws. The commandments demand the same thing: keep the law of God in response. During the feast of Circumcision, which symbolizes purification from sin, the Orthodox feel the closeness of God and His presence in the lives of ordinary mortals.
In response, every Christian can approach God and His grace: for this you just need to do as much good as possible, help your neighbors and complete strangers, and try not to condemn the sins of others, showing mercy and understanding.
On January 14, each person can get rid of the sins burdening his body and mind, approach God, showing unconditional love to everything that surrounds him, and even recover from diseases by sincerely praying to his holy patron.
People close and loved ones deserve special attention on the feast of the Circumcision of the Lord: manifesting love for them will help you strengthen family and family ties, receive forgiveness for long-standing sins and see the true path of life. You can make a bird feeder with your children, feed stray animals, or give alms to beggars: you will set an example of Christian love and mercy for everyone around you.
Since the circumcision procedure before the Baptism of the Lord was considered a cleansing practice for both the physical body and the person’s energy, you can get rid of problems and setbacks on this day by praying about it in the service in the church. We wish you peace of mind, inner harmony and good luck in all your endeavors. Be happy and do not forget to press the buttons and