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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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St. Modesto's Day

St. Modesto is the patron saint of farmers in Greece. His feast day is celebrated with various rituals in honor of farm animals. In Lemnos, kollyva (cooked wheat berries) and holy water are mixed with their fodder, while in Lesbos, the holy water is sprinkled on the fields to ward off locusts and disease. For horses and oxen, December 18 is a day of rest. The Eastern Orthodox Church reserves this day to commemorate St. Modestus, who was patriarch of Jerusalem from 631 to 634. He is known for a sermon he preached on the bodily Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven. More...
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That's nice for the horses and oxen.

Wait,people are still using oxen in Greece ? How wildly patriarchal and Biblical of them.

Come on, Greece, you're in the EU now. Get the Germans to buy you a tractor.

( I've only ever eaten ox - well, not a whole one of course - never worked with them )

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pedro
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If anybody sprinkled my fodder with holy water I'd send it back.

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Milica Boghunovich
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St. Modesto's Day

St. Modesto is the patron saint of farmers in Greece. His feast day is celebrated with various rituals in honor of farm animals. In Lemnos, kollyva (cooked wheat berries) and holy water are mixed with their fodder, while in Lesbos, the holy water is sprinkled on the fields to ward off locusts and disease. For horses and oxen, December 18 is a day of rest. The Eastern Orthodox Church reserves this day to commemorate St. Modestus, who was patriarch of Jerusalem from 631 to 634. He is known for a sermon he preached on the bodily Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven. More...

Applause Nice holiday!
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:42:22 AM
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pedro wrote:
If anybody sprinkled my fodder with holy water I'd send it back.


Think Without fodder to fertilize the fields of crop, we would be fodder...
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greeks are great people
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