What number orthodox Radonitsa
In the church calendar there are special days set aside to commemorate the departed. Radonitsa is the first commemorative day after the celebration of the Bright Resurrection of Christ.
The name of the holiday — Radonitsa — is related to the word «joy.» Despite the seeming paradox, this is simply explained: it is believed that Radonitsa is a kind of Easter for the departed. On this day, believers symbolically share joy with Christians who have departed for a better world.
Therefore, one should not indulge in excessive grief and despondency from parting with loved ones on Radonitsa: one must rejoice in the victory of life over death, symbolized by the Resurrection of Christ, and remember that the departed, having completed the earthly path, acquire eternal life.
The holiday dates back to deep antiquity: even among the Eastern Slavs, this spring day was dedicated to the commemoration of their ancestors. The Orthodox Church supported this tradition by setting the official parental Saturday.
When Radonits is celebrated
Radonitsa is traditionally celebrated on the week following Easter Week: it falls on the second day after Fomin Sunday. Radonitsa will be on April 25th. A memorial service for the dead is held in churches and churches on this day, after which believers go to the cemetery to honor the memory of their deceased relatives.
A visit to cemeteries is associated with the tradition of leaving Easter treats on the graves. According to the clergy, this is a relic of paganism, so it is better to give food as alms to the needy. The commemoration of the departed, according to the canons of the church, must be done as follows: after arriving at the cemetery, light a candle and read a prayer for the departed.
The church imposes a strict ban on alcohol. This does not mean that one cannot remember the departed in this way: one should not bring alcohol to the cemetery or go there in a drunken state. You can drink a little at home for a funeral dinner, which, among other things, should be present traditional dishes: pancakes, kutya, jelly.
You can learn about when parents will still have Saturdays on our website. Remember that there are days when you don’t go to the cemetery: for example, the church doesn’t welcome visiting graves on Easter. We wish you peace and prosperity, and do not forget to press the buttons and