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St Valentine's Day in Serbia

Sveti Trifun
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Sveti Trifun je rođen u selu Kampsadi u Frigiji. Roditelji su mu bili siromašni, pa je odmalena čuvao guske. Još od detinjstva na njemu je bila velika blagodat Božja, te je mogao isceljivati bolesti na ljudima i stoci, i izgoniti zle duhove. U to vreme zavlada Rimskim carstvom car Gordijan III, čija ćerka Gordijana siđe s uma, i time baci svoga oca u veliku žalost. Svi lekari ne mogahu ludoj Gordijani ništa pomoći. Tada zli duh iz lude devojke progovori i reče da njega niko ne može isterati osim Trifuna. Car naredi da se na dvor dovedu svi Trifuni iz carstva. Posle mnogih, i ovaj mladi Trifun bio je pozvan po Božjem Promislu. Doveli su ga u Rim gde je iscelio carevu ćerku. Car mu podari mnoge darove, koje Trifun pri povratku razdeli siromasima. U svom selu produži ovaj sveti mladić da čuva guske i moli se Bogu. Kada se zacari hristoborni Decije Trajan, sveti Trifun je bio ljuto mučen za Hrista. No on podnese sva mučenja s radošću velikom, govoreći: "O kad bih se mogao udostojiti, da ognjem i mukama skončam za ime Isusa Hrista Gospoda i Boga moga!" Sve muke ništa mu ne naškodiše, i mučitelji ga osudiše najzad na posečenje mačem. Pred smrt Trifun se pomoli Bogu i predade dušu svoju Tvorcu svome 250. godine.
U pravoslavnoj crkvi praznuje se 14. februara po novom, odnosno 1. februara po starom kalendaru.
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Danas se slavi nezvanični Svetski dan zaljubljenih. Pominje se kao Valentin day ili sveti Valentin, po zapadnjačkoj tradiciji, koji se poslednjih godina, zajedno s imenom odomaćio i kod nas. Sveti Valentin je, po predanju, pre 1759godina ljubavlju izlečio slepu kćerku uglednog plemića. Ne zna se tačno ko je bio, ali se smatra da je reč o biskupu koga je 14. februara 270. godine pogubio rimski imperator Klaudio Gotika. NJemu je smetala narodna vera u ljubav i čuda koju je Valentin budio svojim upornim molitvama i ljubavlju.

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