Can I give icons?
Gifts - sounds very tempting. Everyone likes to get surprises, but when it comes to choice, many are frightened. Especially when it comes to icons. It's about them that we'll talk today.
Is it possible to give icons - a question quitescrupulous. On the one hand, the icon is something sacred, eternal, that connects us all with God. They knowingly carry something bright and beautiful. On the other hand, many people regard the icons negatively, considering them to be part of a sect. Therefore, before presenting such a gift, you need to know the person who was going to give it to him. How does he feel about the church and the icons, does he believe in God. About this and not only, you should find out. And if he correctly takes this gift, then go ahead, boldly choose the icon you need and go on a visit.
Icons are customary to give on the day of the jubilee, to the day of the Angelor Birth, on the day of Baptism, Wedding, large Orthodox holidays such as Easter and Christmas. The main thing is to give the icon from the bottom of our heart, sincerely wishing the person love, good and health. And then it will not bring any harm, only benefit. If you want to give an icon to a particular person, it's better to let it be personal. If a person is sick, then an icon with a saint for a particular case will necessarily come by the way. On account of this, one can consult a priest.
What icon is given for the wedding
It is believed that it is better to give family icons,which passed down from generation to generation. But this is optional. According to the Orthodox tradition, the newlyweds are blessed with icons of the Savior and the Mother of God. These icons will not only protect your union, but also bring happiness, mutual understanding and love.
In icons there is nothing wrong. On the contrary, they have a miraculous power. Believers say that icons are able not only to give hope, but also to heal a sick person, and also bring happiness to the family. In the history of the church, cases of healing after the worship of icons are not uncommon. No wonder so many people carry them with them and everywhere. Give icons from a pure heart, and let your house also visit good.