Holy Week: Great Wednesday

Holy Week: Great Wednesday

The great Wednesday of Passion Week is the day when Christ was betrayed by his disciple and sent into the hands of executioners.This betrayal made the name of Judas a household name. And believers in memory of the terrible betrayal of one of the apostles are fasting every Wednesday.

Meaning and traditions of the Great Medium

The Great Wednesday service remembers two Gospel scenes in the chants: about a sinner who anointed Jesus' feet with the precious world, and Jude, who betrayed his Teacher for 30 pieces of silver.
Some theologians link these events. When the sinner showed her repentance and love for God, having washed his feet with the expensive world, the disciples of Christ did not understand such waste.
great environment. the sinner washed her feet in peace
They were indignant why instead of, for example, distributing money to the poor, Jesus accepted such a gesture of love. He asks not to condemn this repentant harlot, because she did so with a pure heart.

 

Moreover, he asks to remember a good woman with a good word, since it was she who prepared him for death: “Why do you confuse a woman? My bodyshe prepared Me for burial. "

This prediction and explanation of the apostles did not understand. And, there are versions that this situation was the last push to the betrayal of Judas. He could take this, at first glance, injustice and waste as a sign that the Pharisees could give Christ not only for money, but also in the name of an idea.

The customs of the Great Wednesday

On Great Wednesday, our ancestors collected snow over ravines, and melted water was salted with salt from Pure Thursday last year. It was believed that this water relieves disease and adversity. She was sprinkled with domestic animals, she poured herself from head to toe.

Over the meltwater they read such a prayer on Great Wednesday:

Lord, Almighty God,

Created everything from nothing!

Bless and cleanse my body

Strengthen and save me from enemies.

God bless my ward.

Forever and ever.

Now, ever and forever. Amen.

According to ancient customs, on Wednesday they started a big cleaning of the house in order to meet the holy Easter holiday in order and cleanliness. After cleaning, usually engaged in decorating the house for Easter.

Also, many on this day began to bake cakes and engage in coloring Easter eggs. But some of these concerns were postponed until Holy Saturday.

What can you eat on Great Wednesday

Passion Week is one of the most severe weeks of Lent, and Great Wednesday is one of the most severe days of this week.

On Great Wednesday only dry food is allowed, without oil. As a rule on this day if dried fruits, raw vegetables, nuts, bread.

Now you know the customs of the Great Wednesday and can tell the children about the traditions of this day.

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