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Advice 2 : Who remembers the Church in the days of the week
In the weekly round of worship of the Orthodox Church includes the continuation of the Church dedicated to the gospel events, old Testament events, and memories of the Church to certain saints. The weekly round of worship of the Orthodox Church is very systematic and harmonious.
On Monday (the day following immediately after "weeks" is so called in Christian practice Sunday, the Church recalls the heavenly bodiless powers. It is no coincidence, because according to the common opinion angels were created before humans. That is why the first day of the week dedicated to the heavenly angelic host.
On Tuesday in the Church remember the Holy prophets. The embodiment of prophetic Ministry, at the junction of the old and New Testaments was the preaching and prophetic feat of John the Baptist. This Saint is also known as the Baptist of the Lord, because he has committed the old Testament to the baptism of Jesus Christ. In Orthodox prayer books under the Tuesday is a Canon or an akathist to the Holy prophet John.
Wednesday is the day of the betrayal of Jesus Christ. This day in Christian practice meatless (except for the time of solid weeks when the post on Wednesday and Friday is cancelled). In the Church's liturgical books on the environment based on the canons of the Holy Cross and the blessed virgin Mary.
On Thursday, the Church remembers the people, especially those who worked in the preaching of the Christian faith. Such were the Holy apostles. That's why Thursday, the day of the Holy apostles. In addition, this day is the memory of Sainted Nicholas the Wonderworker, the great ascetic, successor of the Holy apostles in the preaching of the Christian faith.
On Friday remembered the tragic events of the crucifixion of Christ. It's the day of lean. On Friday, the mind of the Christian turns to the saving deeds of our Lord, it is through the death of the Savior of man was granted salvation.
On Saturday the Orthodox Church the prayerful memory of all the saints. Commemorated the heavenly Church. But to return to Holy Saturday it is customary to commemorate the dead relatives. It is no coincidence that the main days of commemoration fall on a Saturday (Meatfare Saturday, the memory of Saint Nicholas, etc.). In addition to these special parent days every Saturday separately dedicated to the memory of the dead.
Sunday afternoon the most solemn in the weekly round of worship. This time of remembering the events of the glorious resurrection of Christ. The very name of this day indicates the historical memory of that great event which changed the course of human history.