November 6 is the Day of the Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow.” Lucky to meet a white dog
November 6 is a day that is rich in memorable dates associated with the church. This is the memory of the martyr Arefa, and Saint Athanasius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
And also on this day, believers intensely pray to the icon “Joy of All Who Sorrow.” For a long time it has been known for its miraculous powers. The icon depicts the Mother of God, who is surrounded by sick people and angels, performing good deeds. In 1688, the icon first showed itself to be miraculous when it was in Moscow on the territory of the Transfiguration Church. It must be said that by that time the image of the icon was very dilapidated, and they even tried to strengthen it a little with cypress branches. The miracle performed by the icon was that it gave healing to the sister of the Patriarch of Moscow Job. According to legend, Euphemia, while praying to the Mother of God, heard a voice that told her to go to the Church of the Transfiguration and visit the icon. After this, the woman was cured. After this, legends say, the image revealed many other, no less unusual healings, and thousands of sufferers found their consolation. She should pray in moments of despair, when it would seem that the whole world has retreated from you. Even in the most difficult hour, many assure, she will definitely help! Currently, the original of the icon is in Moscow, but its copies also have enormous power.
In the old days, on this day, unmarried girls and boys organized gatherings at which homework (yarn, sewing, embroidery) was combined with a fun pastime: they sang, danced, looked for brides and grooms. Often during such gatherings they would tell fortunes about the future and perform simple magical rituals.
Signs of the day:
- To hear a cricket singing behind the stove on this day is a sign of a deceased person.
- Accidentally breaking a plate also means someone’s death within a year.
- Falling into a hole on November 6 means a long and happy life.
- Buying or selling a house or apartment on this day means a successful outcome of the transaction.
- Everyone knows that accidentally breaking a mirror is bad luck. But if you do this on November 6, the disaster will be especially terrible. So, be careful!
- The white dog follows you along the path to a rich, happy and carefree life all year round.
- The day is good for witchcraft rituals related to love magic: love spells, lapels, various additions. It is believed that on this day such rituals are especially powerful.
- If you remove cockroaches from your home on November 6, they won’t bother you for a long time.
- Anyone born on this day will be proud and calm. It is believed that very talented artists are born on November 6th.
- Crows gather in flocks — for heavy snowfall.
- If you tell fortunes for your betrothed on this day (in any way), he will definitely show up.
Name days are celebrated today by: Nikolai, Ivan, Alexey, Georgy, Afanasy, Peter, Irakli.