Sunday, May 23, 2010

Prayer fruit

Sunday 23 May 2010

Got out of the city today, and went up to a popular working monastery. (We saw a miraculous icon! We don't know what it did, but it was miraculous!) After visiting the church and whatnot, we went for a walk on the nature trail through the neighboring hills and woods. It was gorgeous.

We saw a lot of these red and white bracelets tied to the trees and bushes. I think they must be for prayers, but I'll ask around and keep you updated!

1 comment:

Boyana said...

Hi there,
This tradition you can see in Bulgaria and some parts of Romania. The bracelet is called martenitsa, here is a link for it in Wikipedia.
We give it to every person we love, we are friends with, or just someone close to us. It is a symbol of the spring and people are wearing it for health.

Take care.