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Today is Triphon Zarezan feastday

Today is Triphon Zarezan feastday

2/1/2007 10:30:57 AM

Trifon Zarezan - Plamen Pennov'82 

On February 1 the Orthodox Church celebrates and honors St. Triphon ? one of the most glorified saint-healers, who lived in the 3rd century AD. The 17 year-old Triphon healed the daughter of the Roman Emperor Gordian and in doing so, gained great glory and respect.The feast is also called "the Noseless", as a folk legend says that the Virgin Mary cursed Triphon to cut his nose because he made fun of her. On this day people elect "Tsar Triphon", and in spirits they carry him home from the vineyards.

In the traditional calendar, St. Triphon?s Day is a holiday of the vine-growers, tavern-keepers and gardeners, who are protected by the Healer Saint Trifon. Early in the morning that very day, the housewife in the house kneads and bakes ritual bread, which in some parts of Bulgaria is even decorated with a vine-leaf. After that she boils a chicken, roasts it and then fills a wine vessel with wine. The housewife places all this in a new or clean woolen bag, together with a bottle of sanctified water from the church, which bag she hands to her husband.

Name day of everyone named Trifon, Trifonka, Lozan.

Ritual table: boiled chicken, baked flat sausages, omelette, freshly baked bread, cheese cake.

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