Posts from the ‘Закладки Русской православной церкви’ Category

Икона XXI века. Icon of the 21st century.

Закладки для книг с фрагментами икон Кузнецовского письма. Kuznetsov style.

Кузнецовское письмо 3

Кузнецовское письмо 5


Кузнецовское письмо 2

Кузнецовское письмо

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Молитвы и притчи. Prayers and parables.

Продолжаю знакомить вас с чудесными закладками издательства СОФРИНО

молитва  святому Ангелу Хранителю амолитва  святому Ангелу Хранителю бдесять заповедей адесять заповедей бмолитва преподобному Сергию амолитва преподобному Сергию б



Пасхальные закладки.Easter bookmarks.

 Красочные пасхальные закладки   художественно-производственного предприятия Русской православной церкви СОФРИНО.  

Пасха 2011 года

         пасха 26                       пасха 24                      пасха 25

пасха20    пасха 23    пасха 21    пасха 19    пасха 18

Пасха 2012 года

пасха 17   пасха 16  пасха 8 - копия  пасха 15  пасха 14

Пасха 2013 года

пасха 10   пасха 11  пасха 9 - копия   пасха 13   пасха 12

пасха 1 - копия  пасха 3 - копия  пасха 4 - копия  пасха 5 - копия  пасха 6 - копия


Пасха 2014 года

















Благодарю Олечку из Москвы за возможность любоваться этими яркими праздничными закладками!



Рождественские закладки. Christmas bookmarks

Рождество !а      Рождество 1

  Рождественские закладки  художественно-производственного предприятия Русской православной церкви СОФРИНО.


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Если вы, мой читатель, хотите проникнуться духом Рождества и узнать, как оно отмечалось на Руси, то непременно прочтите эту главу замечательной книги Ивана Шмелева «Лето Господне». И сама книга — просто несказанное удовольствие!

Read it if you wonder why the Russians celebrate Christmas on January,7th.

Why January 7?

Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar. It’s a day of both solemn ritual and joyous celebration.

 In ancient times, many, mostly unreliable methods had been used to calculate the dates according to either the lunar or solar cycles. By Roman times, the calendar had become three months out with the seasons, so in 46 BC, Julius Caesar commissioned the astronomer, Sosigenes to devise a more reliable method. This, we know as the Julian Calendar and was used widely for 1500 years. The month of his birth, Caesar had named Quintilis, but the Roman Senate later re-named it Julius (July) in his honour. In those days, February had 30 days every 4 years.

However, this calendar was still 11 minutes and 14 seconds longer than the solar year, so that by the year 1580, the calendar had accumulated 10 days off again. In 1582, therefore, Pope Gregory XIII corrected the difference between the sun and calendar by ordering 10 days dropped from October, the month with the least Roman Catholic Feast days. His calendar, we know as the Gregorian Calendar, which is used in almost all of the world today. Pope Gregory made further changes to keep the calendar in line, which on average is only 26.3 seconds longer than the solar year. The Gregorian Calendar is so accurate that it will take until the year 4316 to gain a whole day on the sun.
That year, 1582, October 5th became October 15th and was immediately adopted in most Roman Catholic nations of Europe. Various German states kept the Julian Calendar until 1700. Britain and the American Colonies didn’t change until 1752, but Russia and Turkey did not adopt the Gregorian Calendar until the early 1900’s.
So, January 7th by the Georgian Calendar would have been December 25th by the old Julian Calendar and is therefore why it is still Christmas Day for the Russian Orthodox Church. Many Russians will have celebrated along with the rest of us and will then celebrate again on the Orthodox date.