Folk belief: icons can not be present
The people believed that giving the icon, people can cast spells. And since the face of the saints is in a conspicuous place in the room where people most often are, the effect of this damage grows stronger with each passing day. Family members begin to argue and quarrel with each other.
To get rid of its negative influence is possible only by communion. In this case the icon must be give to the Church, in any case it cannot be discarded.
When you can give the icons
Clergymen claim that the gift icons — a great sacrament, because it bears a particle of the spiritual and eternal. Therefore, to give the face of the Saint, but only from a pure heart and only an Orthodox person. Such a gift presented with all your soul, will bring only happiness and joy received it.
This person needs to understand that the icon is not just a piece of furniture, it requires proper attitude - respectful and respectful.
Despite the fact that the icons you can give, you need to understand that not every holiday is a reason for such offerings. Most often the faces of the saints bring the gift in some celebrations.
At the baptism of an infant. On the day this Ordinance is usually given icons. This tradition was born in the Royal family, when the godparents gave the newborn an icon equal to its growth. She had to protect him from misfortune and grief.
In Russia the growth was called "measure", hence the name of the icon "dimensional".
For the wedding. In honor of this celebration, this gift usually parents do to their children, blessing them. It is believed that the icon will strengthen the family unit, giving joy and love home. This icon can be passed as a valuable heirloom from generation to generation.
On the day of birth. In this case, as a talisman given icons depicting the face of the Saint patron.
At a Church festival.
To whom you can give the icons
To give the icons any Orthodox person. A relative, friend, colleague, business partner — not so important. Importantly, the gift carried a positive energy and was consecrated in the Church or the temple, or the sacred face will be just a picture.
For colleagues and partners, as a rule, choose the icon of St. George and Alexander Nevsky. Delivered in the workplace, they will contribute to the spiritual development of man and will bring success to all his endeavors.