ST. Valentine Day is remembered 14th of February every year but, the big question has remained “What Valentine’s Day is all about?“.
So guys welcome to EzewestMpire.com and today i Emperor Ezewest will be telling you all a story of “What Valentine’s Day is all about“. Once upon a time many many years ago in the days of the old in the centuries referred to as the third century AD.
There was this “Roman Catholic Priest” known as “Padre Valentine” Padre means “Reverend Father” in that time “Emperor Claudius II” had banned marriage because he believed that the number of married men were more than the number of his soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. ST. Valentine was joining couples in Holy Matrimony secretly in the Rev Fathers house. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.
There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine“. While Valentine was in prison many people who love what he did came around throwing flowers to him through the prison window.
On that 14th February ST. Valentine was beheaded by the order of “Emperor Claudius II”.
How did Valentine’s Day start?
The first Valentine’s Day was in the year 496!
Having a particular Valentine’s Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival.
The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February – officially the start of their springtime.
It’s thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They’d be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they’d get married.
Later on, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember St Valentine too.
Gradually, St Valentine’s name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved.
Two significant things about “VALENTINE’S DAY” are;
- Remembering the Death of ST. Valentine.
- It’s a day couples renew their union.
WHAT IS VALENTINE’S DAY A DAY PEOPLE WEAR “RED & WHITE”?
This is another question that many people ask but, rarely get the right answer to it. Okay let me quickly answer that below.
RED: The Red color signifies LOVE & the Blood shed by ST. Valentine
WHITE: The white color signifies Holiness.
In Conclusion: ST. Valentine’s Day is not a day of fornication as many youths especially has converted it to be out of ignorance. In most states and countries today, you see Condoms selling faster than “Pure Water” then if you ask why you will hear something like “It’s lovers day” “am going to have sex with my babe/boo” e.t.c.
Valentine’s Day being a day of Love sharing let’s make it a day we practice the “Spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy” Christ commanded us to carry out.
Seven spiritual works of mercy;
- To instruct the ignorant. This work means all of us are called to share and teach the faith passed on to us. …
- Counsel the doubtful. …
- Admonish the sinner. …
- Bear wrongs patiently. …
- Forgive offenses willingly. …
- Comfort the afflicted. …
- Pray for the living and the dead.
Corporal works of mercy
- Feed the hungry.
- Give water to the thirsty.
- Clothe the naked.
- Shelter the homeless.
- Take care/visit the sick.
- Visit the imprisoned, or ransom the captive.
- To bury the dead.
So Ladies and Gentlemen i hope i answered that question of yours on “What Valentine’s Day is all about?” to enable you learn and be wise. God bless you all as you share.