Advice 1: How to take Holy water

Holy water has healing properties, it is believed that it helps in various diseases and misfortunes. Someone can deny this fact, it is their right. But any Orthodox person should know where you can collect Holy water, when to take it.
How to take Holy water
When a family misfortune, in despair, people immediately want to go to Church, to pray and collect Holy water. No need to argue with his call of the soul. In any Church you will easily be able to collect Holy water, just bring empty container. Some churches already sold containers with a label containing a prayer before taking Holy water and communion bread. Remember that you are not alone, and it is not necessary to pour five or ten gallons of water. At one time, it is recommended to take no more than 0, 5 liters.
Special healing power of water accumulated in the Christian holiday Epiphany, celebrated on January 19. It is believed that this water cast out unclean spirits, purifies the soul of sinners, relieves depression and despondency. Enter a bottle of water in the temple on January 19. Holy water is sanctified by the silver and can be stored for a long time, absolutely not a port. Not to stand in a long queue on this Holy day, you can get a medicinal fluid, without leaving home. At midnight from 18th to 19th of January from the tap it pours Holy water, sanctified by God. Can also at this time to bathe under the shower in his apartment, the very brave can go dive in the hole.
If you want to collect Holy water in any particular place, for example, at the tomb of a Saint, then go on a pilgrimage. In most churches you can check the schedule and travel options. During the tour you will visit the cemetery where are buried the Holy bathe in the source and pick up the Holy water, you will also be able to retain for years to come.

Advice 2: Holy water. The blessing of water on Epiphany

January 19, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate the Baptism. It is believed that on this day Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan river. Every year on 19 January, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, a miracle occurs: the water in all sources, whether it be a lake, spring, river changes its structure and acquires unique healing properties.
 Holy water. The blessing of water on Epiphany

In the Orthodox faith the water is consecrated twice. For the first time - on Christmas eve, January 18, in the temple. The second time, January 19, in the day of a holiday on the water. If the ponds were frozen, the advance in the ice porubitsya Jordan - a hole in the shape of a cross, named after the river Jordan in which Jesus was baptized.

The water in the day becomes extraordinary power, even changing its structure. It is known that if the water accumulated in the day to be stored separately in a sealed container, it will not go bad. Experiments were conducted. In the same room in the same containers were set three kinds of water. So "Holy" water has not changed any of its qualities after a year. Normal water has become totally unfit for use after 5 months and still mineral store-bought one through eight.

To the Holy water assumes a special relationship. Keeping it in the corner with icons (if available). Drink it on an empty stomach, spoon in the morning, she wash my kids sprinkle an apartment or a house. Moreover it is known that "a drop of Holiness blesses the sea". In ordinary water, add a little of the consecrated, and all the water in the tank will become a Saint.

Is strictly prohibited when taking Holy water to say swear words, cursing, to prevent vile thoughts. Often the water in such cases, simply bottled either loses its Holiness. You need to protect this gift.

In the afternoon of 19 January and you can now observe some strange, unexplained phenomena. For example, in perfect wind on water surfaces, including in the premises of a sudden is the ruffle.It can see all the people, even far from Orthodoxy.

The moment of the baptism of Christ by John the Forerunner in waters of Jordan many years ago was accompanied by amazing signs. The Jordan river flows from the mountains flows into the sea of Gennesaret, but for another 300 meters, while in the sea, it is not pereselyaetsya with its salty waters, and a powerful jet flows before flowing into the Dead sea When Jesus was baptized and he was struck with the Holy Spirit and the waters of Jordan went back. This sign has since been repeated annually. And thousands of people become witnesses of this However, there is no scientific explanation of this phenomenon.On the eve of Orthodox Christians let the river wooden crosses with candles. The water carries them into the Dead sea, on January 19 and returns back! On the same day the fresh water of the Jordan becomes salty.

The place of baptism of Jesus Christ is now located on the territory of Jordan. Local authorities only one day of the year 19 January allow riverside Church service to sanctify the water. When the worship service is always a lot of pilgrims and tourists, so there are a huge number of witnesses are watching to see how the river turns back the clock, and the branches of the trees stoop so low, they touch the water surface, as if bowing to the great miracle.


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