On St. Nicholas Eve children place a shoe on the windowsill. By morning they find dried fruit, nuts, small toys or new school supplies left by St. It is said that naughty children find an onion. All of this depends on the period of time and fasting. These are just some of the patron saints and their days: St. Nicholas Nikoljdan, 19 December , St. John the Baptist Jovanjdan, 20 January , St. Demetrius Mitrovdan, 8 November , St. Sava Savindan, 27 January.
What is interesting is that not only people, but cities, organizations, companies, schools and other institutions can also have their patron saints and celebrate Slava. For example, all schools in Serbia celebrate St. Sava as their patron saint. For the faithful, Krsna Slava creates confidence, strength, freshness, stability, spiritual and physical peace, and the ability and incentive to do good and to lend help to others.
If we want to be the meritorious heirs of our ancestors, keeping our origin, history, and symbols of Krsna Slava, we can't permit the flame of our Krsna Slava candle ever to be extinguished. Set aside 2 rounded tablespoons each of the sugar and ground walnuts and set them aside for the topping.
Cook wheat in clear water over medium heat for about 2 hours. Change water several times during cooking, by draining and replacing with cold water. When wheat is cooked, drain completely and spread on a clean cloth to dry.
Grind wheat in a meat grinder. Place this mixture on a serving dish. Form into a rounded shape. Combine the reserved sugar and walnuts and spread over the top. Almonds may also be used for garnish. The importance of Krsna Slava is not to have a huge, elaborate, and expensive party.
All you need is the Icon of your saint, a candle, wheat, bread kolach , and wine, the service of the priest, and an awareness that Krsna Slava is a great treasure passed on to you by your ancestors.
Do not fail to keep this ancient and honorable Serbian Orthodox tradition and to pass it on to your children. As St. Paul says in his epistle to the Thessalonians , "Stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught". The wheat is a symbol of the Resurrection of Christ and deceased family members.
Depending on whether the celebration falls in a period of fasting, the rest of the feast consists of animal-free posni meals or not mrsni ; thus, colloquially, Slavas can be referred to as mrsne or posne.
On the day of the Slava , the family attends church services and partakes in Holy Communion. A menu might consist of chicken noodle soup, sarma, spit-roasted lamb and pork, breads, and pastries that run the gamut of potica to strudels to nut rolls to krem pita , tortes, cookies, wine, slivovic plum brandy , and good, strong coffee.
It's definitely not the time to begin a diet. Some cooks go so far as to make their sarma with kiseli kupus whole soured cabbage heads. And no slava feast would be complete without appetizers of smoked meats, sausages, feta cheese, kajmak and pogacha a yeast bread.
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