Universe parental Saturday, February 10: how to commemorate the dead
The commemoration of the dead is an important Orthodox rite. Through your prayers, their souls will be able to find peace in the kingdom of heaven.
Parental Saturdays are important Orthodox events. On such days, we commemorate the departed and pray for the souls of our departed relatives. On the eve of Meat the week, Universal parental Saturday will come. its date falls on February 10th.
When you visit a church, do not forget to light a candle and say a prayer for those who left this world.
The Meaning of Universal Parental Saturday
Universe parental Saturday, which is also called meat-pure, will take place on February 10th. She received this name because on the 11th, the week of the Last Judgment, or Myasopust, which precedes another important religious event, the Great Lent, will come.
Parental Sabbaths are not so called because on this day we commemorate the parents. Each person is obliged to pray for those who gave him life, and it does not matter whether these people are among us or their souls have already departed to another world. In our prayers, we should thank all loved ones for their help.
Perhaps some believe that it makes no sense to pray for the departed. However, it is not. A man leaves behind a huge mark not only in the world, but also in the soul of loved ones.
After death, the human body is interred, but his soul goes to Heaven and continues his life, but no longer among us. Even death cannot break our contact with relatives, that is why their particle is always present next to you, and they can always hear your words and even thoughts. Saying prayers for their rest, we once again make it clear that we remember them and hope that their soul is calm.
How to commemorate the dead
Universe parental Saturday is celebrated a week before Lent. From this day on, people begin to prepare for Shrovetide festivities and sometimes forget about the need to repent and cleanse the soul before the onset of an important Orthodox event. Do not forget that at this time a visit to the church and prayers to the Lord will help you find happiness in the near future.
As a rule, the parental Sabbath begins with morning worship. Priests on this day pray for Orthodox believers whose souls are already in the Kingdom of Heaven. People attend churches and prayers along with the clergy.
Visiting the temple, be sure to order mass and commemoration of the dead.
If you do not have the opportunity to visit the temple, then you can pray for the deceased relatives at home. To do this, light a candle and say prayers for the repose of the departed soul. To rest the souls of those who voluntarily departed from life, it is necessary to give alms and ask those in need to pray for the souls of your dead loved ones.
On the Universal Parental Sabbath, visit the graves of your loved ones and repeat the prayers for their repose. Near the grave, you can put bread, water or candy.
Drinking alcoholic beverages near the grave of the deceased is a sin. Drinking alcohol and eating fatty snacks on Universal parenting Saturday has nothing to do with traditions. If you wish to remember the deceased at the refectory table, then prepare lean dishes. As drinks are allowed compotes, juices and red wine.
Only close relatives should be present at the table.
Not so often we remember our deceased loved ones. However, their soul is always with us. Saying prayers for the dead is an important part of the rite of remembrance.
They will help your loved ones to find peace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Appreciate every minute spent with loved ones and don’t forget to press the buttons and