Church Feast 1 August
MAKRIDA, sister of St. Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa, was born in Cappadocia at the beginning of the 4th century. In addition to Macrid, there were nine other children in the family. Her mother, Saint Emilia, taught her to read in the Holy Books, attended church services with her, and performed home prayers. Makrida was also taught proper housekeeping and various handicrafts. She was engaged to a pious young man, but the bridegroom soon passed away; after that, Macrida refused to anyone who wanted to marry her, choosing a virgin life and not wanting to change the memory of the deceased. She carefully followed the upbringing and education of younger brothers and sisters and after the death of her father became the main support for the family. When the children grew up and left their home, Macrida convinced the mother to leave the world together and retire to the monastery. They took the veil. After the death of her mother, Makrida led the monastery sisters, enjoying the deep respect of all who knew her.Severity and temperance were characteristic of her throughout her life. She slept on the boards and had no property. She was awarded the gift of miracles. One day she healed a girl who had a thorn in her eye, kissed a sore eye. The saint died in the year 380 and was buried in the same grave with her parents. Also look at all church holidays in August and a convenient calendar, where all church holidays are distributed by months. It is convenient to watch the calendar of church holidays in August. See the fall on Macrice: Macrid is wet - and autumn is wet.
Signs on August 1
- Bucket on Makridu - autumn dry.
- Macrida is making autumn, and Anna (August 7) is winter.
- If it is wet at Makredu, then the weather is inclement.
- Raining in the morning - do not expect good: autumn will be all wet.
- On Mokritsy if the rain - sowing of winter bread will be good.
- If it rains on this day, there will be no nuts.
- Gadgets bite last day.
- Flew down from the aspen - go for the aspen mushrooms.
Remembrance Day of the Finding of the Relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov
The Monk Seraphim died in 1833. In 1903 he was canonized. Nowadays, the holy relics of St. Seraphim rest in the Diveevsky Convent of the Nizhny Novgorod Diocese founded by him.
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