5 lessons of love from saints Peter and Fevronia

Nika Kravchuk
15.09.2015

5 lessons of love from saints Peter and Fevronia

Saints Peter and Fevronia in the Orthodox Church are considered patrons of marriage and family. Those who come across stories about the lives of these righteous for the first time usually remain at a loss. Many even reproach: and whom you have chosen as your advocates of marriage?

Under the skeptical look of a skeptic

This is how the story of Saint Peter and Fevronia usually looks in the eyes of a skeptic.

 

As in a fairy tale, Prince Peter kills a terrible serpent, but all is not well. From the splashes of blood, it is covered with scabs. No one can heal.

 

But somewhere in the village lives a poor girl who is taken to cure him. Instead of payment, he demands that he, a prince, marry her, a peasant.

 

First, social inequality. The king and the beggar - the eternal plot.

 

Secondly, and what kind of love can appear here? Instead of a bouquet-candy period, all sorts of dates and walks under the stars, there is a dying prince who cannot stand on his feet, and the girl who has taken it to heal.

 

It requires not quite clear what, he agrees, although he immediately understands that he will not fulfill it. So much for the “fertile” ground for relationships - where is the trust, understanding?

 

But deceiving, it turns out, not only Peter, but also Fevronia. She says she cured, and in fact left one sore so that he would come back.

 

When the prince realized that the jokes were bad, he decided: so be it, life is more expensive, better marry.

 

Then the rogue path is added to all this problematic: the boyars drive Peter through the origin of his wife, then, in the best traditions, cannot divide power and interrogate the prince.

 

Spouses come back, rule in the world, live in perfect harmony. Then, in old age, for some reason they take tonsure. To all this, Peter and Fevronia of Murom die on the same day.

 

Very beautiful tale is obtained.

 

Here are just some moments in the skeptic’s head that do not add up to the puzzle:

  • how is it that this whole story turned into love;
  • they are buried separately, but in some incomprehensible way the saints end up in the same coffin.

What is it? True - not true, fiction - not fiction.

Love and ability to give

And now we will try to look a little further than the stereotypical thinking resolves, without focusing on the folk elements.

 

Marriage is a sacrament that does not tolerate superficial consideration. As they say: that God has united, yes man does not separate.

 

In the modern world people often look at relationships corrupted: me, everything to me, what benefit I will have from this, is there an apartment-car ... But what is love?

 

Difficult to explain on the fingers. Yes, and it happens different - mother to child, husband to wife, man to God. Someone loves cats, someone - flowers under the window, the third - a soft sofa. Although we use one word, we mean different states.

 

What refers to conjugal love is, first of all, the readiness to give to another all the most valuable that you have. And such a relationship should be two-way.

 

Instead, very often love is replaced by other concepts: flowers, sweets, walks, under the moon, fiery feelings, clouded brains.

 

Five Lessons from Saints Peter and Fevronia

And now let's take a closer look at this pair.

 

The greatest gift of the girl is the ability to heal. And she is happy to help Peter, who is ill due to sin, shows love and care. Fevronia does not require material wealth from him, half the kingdom to boot.The only condition: marry.

 

But at the first meeting, Peter is not ready yet. Why? Because his mind is clouded by sin. Only in anticipation of death, he begins to sincerely repent. When he cleared, his spiritual vision was revealed.

 

And Peter looked at Fevronia quite differently. Only then I realized: this is exactly the one he needs. After all, social hierarchy and material wealth is not a guarantee of happiness. Perhaps thisfirst lessonfrom Saints Peter and Fevronia. But in our century, to see the core of a person, and not its outer shell, is a great skill.

Peter and Fevronia of Murom

Second lessonlies in the understanding that two people in a pair are not separate halves, but two complementary parts. The puzzles themselves are different, but the picture is one. Therefore, a husband and wife, respecting the individuality of another, should complement each other.

 

Third lessonfrom Peter and Fevronia of Murom - in the marriage life can not be so smooth. We'll have to give up something, give in. But the main thing is trust, respect, the ability to divide everything for two. Sadness is also a concern.

 

So that the life of Peter and Fevronia did not seem like a fairy tale, raspberry or honey, let us remember how they were expelled from the boy Murom. The prince was hard to say goodbye to the city and all the amenities. But the main treasure has always been with him - this is his wife.

 

Fourth lesson- female wisdom and conjugal fidelity. It was the wisdom and foresight of Fevronia that in many cases saved and strengthened marriage. The wife supported her husband when it was difficult for him.

 

When they sailed from Murom, Fevronia wisely dubbed a certain man who, having a family, looked at her.

The princess asked him to scoop water from both sides of the boat and asked if the water tasted the same. The moral was this: just as the taste of water does not change, so the female nature remains the same. If you have your favorite wife, why think of others?

 

Fifth lessonthe lives of saints Peter and Fevronia are perhaps the deepest. Many still have to come to understand it. Christian marriage is forever. Not for 10, 20, 50 years. And on-always-yes.

 

People create families not because it is hard and boring to live. They want to share joy and hardship together. Together to go to the highest goal. Salvation.

Saints Peter and Fevronia - patrons of marriage

Saints Peter and Fevronia, with their righteous lives, were honored that they died on the same day. After understanding all this, there is nothing strange in the fact that after their death, their bodies were wondrously in one coffin.

 

After all, they will be together forever.

 


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