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What the hell is Valentine's day?

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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WHAT THE HELL IS VALENTINE'S DAY ANYWAY????

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus.



A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.



According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. The story goes on to say that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.




 Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine. In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.



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