May 12, 2023: Memnon the Miracle Worker – what should not be done today?

You can’t share plans and organize a general cleanup today.

What happened today?

Today, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of Memnon the Wonderworker. The Miraculous Monk Memnon wandered from his youth in the Egyptian desert, where he constantly prayed and fasted, thereby winning the victory of the spirit over the flesh. After becoming abbot of one of the Egyptian monasteries, he wisely ruled over his brothers. Helping them with prayer and counsel, the monk did not stop performing his exploits and fighting temptations. Soon, he received the gift of insight, thanks to his prayers, a spring that opened in the desert. After the saint’s death, only the pronunciation of his name drove away locusts and evil spirits.

Things not to do on May 12:

  • share the plans with someone, otherwise they will not come true;
  • dive with your head into a pond;
  • Do a general cleaning.

Folk signs and beliefs:

  • strong wind to prolonged rains;
  • starry night – expect a good harvest;
  • Insects can fly – the summer will be dry.

Angel Day is celebrated:

Artem, Vasily, Ivan, Fedot, Filimon.

Born on this day:

1936 – Ivan Marchuk, Ukrainian painter, Honored Artist of Ukraine, winner of the Shevchenko Prize;

1980 – Rishi Sunak, British politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (since 2022);

1981 – Rami Malek, American actor, Freddie Mercury’s Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, etc.

Also on this day:

996 – in Kiev, the first stone church in Kievan Rus – Tithes – is consecrated;

1929 – an organization of Western Ukrainian writers – “Grono” was founded in Lviv;

2007 – Andrey Danilko finished second in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, losing to Serbia’s Maria Sherifovich.

Source: Focus


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