Memorial days in 2018 in Ukraine: traditions Sunday after Easter and Radonitsa

Поминальные дни 2018 в Украине: традиции Антипасхи и Радоницы

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Ukraine continues Bright Week, ending Sunday, April 15, 2018. On the eighth day after Easter is celebrated Antipathy that means updating, continuation of Easter: how Ukraine celebrates Grabke, superstitions and omens in Krasnaya Gorka.

Because on Easter or Bright week visit to the burial sites of the Church does not approve, it can be done on the ninth day after the Bright resurrection of Christ.

Names this few day: parent’s day, grabke, wires, conductive Sunday, memorial day, memorial Sunday, Antipascha, Red hill. Whatever name he was not wearing, is a very special day in the Orthodox calendar: on the one hand to commemorate the dead, with another – rejoice to the fact that the dead physically in this world, are now in the Kingdom of God.

The history of the holiday

Some call this day a day of rejoicing. It’s not quite right, because special days of remembrance of the dead have 3, 9 and 40 days to Easter, so the day of rejoicing will be on Tuesday, April 17. Linguists believe that the word “Radonitsa” is derived from two “kind” and “joy” means joy in the fact that the genus has eternal life. In the old days, even the funeral was called “homelands”, that is believed that in dying one is born to a new life.

Поминальные дни 2018 в Украине: традиции Антипасхи и Радоницы

Radonitsa 2018 in Ukraine (photo:

John Chrysostom wrote: “we will Try as possible to help the departed, instead of tears, instead of crying, instead of magnificent tombs about them by our prayers, alms and offerings, that thereby they, and we, to the promised good.”

That is why the Orthodox Church believes this day is a holiday, no need to worry, to cry over the death of friends and relatives, and rejoice in the fact that they, like Jesus Christ has conquered death.

The history of the Sunday after Easter is associated with the gospel stories about the Apostle Thomas. It is known that he was not present at the first appearance of Christ to the disciples after his resurrection. Therefore, do not believe in miracles, for which he received the nickname “Thomas the unbeliever”.

Поминальные дни 2018 в Украине: традиции Антипасхи и Радоницы

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Later Christ appeared to Thomas, and gave him the opportunity to verify the master’s resurrection. Subsequently, Thomas became the most zealous propagator of Christianity.

Monday,April 16, starts Fomina or Radnicka week.

The traditions and rituals of the holiday

The meaning of the Sunday after Easter and Radonitsa — to share with the deceased the joy of the Resurrection. This should be done on Tuesday: to go to the cemetery to clean the graves of relatives to light candles and read the prayers for the souls of the dead.

In some regions of the former Soviet Union to this day “feed the dead”, the relatives drinking and eating on the graves, leaving then there’s the glass with alcohol and an egg or sweets.

Поминальные дни 2018 в Украине: традиции Антипасхи и Радоницы

Red hill 2018 in Ukraine (photo:

This tradition came to us from pagan culture. But to have a feast on the graves of priests are not advised, nothing to do similar actions with the Orthodox Church are not. In addition, the food on the graves find stray dogs who desecrate the burial, breaking down fences, treading the plants, breaking the lamps.

After visiting the cemetery to arrange a memorial meal at home.

Before you go to the cemetery, it is necessary to attend the morning service in the temple. You can submit notes about the repose with names of departed relatives and place candles. Extensive sight better in advance. In the cemetery over the grave is made of Lithium. To read prayers from the book of Psalms may be a priest or relatives.

As she approached the grave, or go over the fence, a cross or kiss the picture on the monument. Such makes sense if the role of the monument is the cross, or it it shows. Otherwise, such actions are absurd.

The Russian Orthodox tradition to remember the dead in poslepechatnye days is not typical for Christians of Greece and the Middle East.

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