From time immemorial, the Light has been glorified among Armenians and greeted with hymns, with its meaning and mystery …
Based on ancient ritual traditions, “Sunrise Songs” are still sung during divine services. Songs dedicated to the sunrise, created by our ancestors, are not worship of the Sun, but glorification of the Creative Essence, light and brilliance.
In the “Worship of the dawn” it clearly sounds:
“Light, the Creator of Light” …
“Light, the source of light. The sun is fair”
“With the dawn of the morning light, the light of our knowledge will rise in our souls.”
“The pursuer of darkness”, “The Light of goodness” (“The Light is the solvent of darkness”, “The Light of solar brightness that dispels darkness”), the Light of Wisdom (“Tabernacle of Light”, “Holy Myrho”).
Allegorically, without the Light of Knowledge, the absence of reason is the “darkness and gloom” of the Spirit.
For our Ancestors, praising the “Happy Light”, “Light the praised”, Light is necessary,
Light is Heavenly …
Light is the essence of gods, such as the Shining Sun, the Radiance of lightning (and not the “Deity of precipitation,” as the researchers note).
In the creation stories, Darkness was called Night from the very beginning after Light was created.
“Until the light of the world shone, it was not night, but darkness. After the moon rose, the name of the house first appeared, and then darkness was called night.
“Ditz” – according to A. Acharyan’s interpretation of the “Armenian Dictionary”, comes from the word “ti”, from the word “radiance”.
“Di” means “Light, Brightness, Radiance”.
Therefore, speaking about ancient Armenian beliefs, it is necessary to understand that “Ditz” symbolizes the Powers of the Creator, and a part of this creation is a Person, “only through whom one can reveal the Personality (Nature) The universe ” (according to Priest Mihra Haykazuni).
“Today the Sun of Justice has won,
Blessed is the light of Hayk, blessed are the eyes!
Today the ancestors descended from heaven, Blessed are the eyes,
Bless the immortal king with us, blessed are the eyes!
Today is the Holy Light.
Hayk is on the throne of our fathers, happy in his eyes.”
(Laudatory text from the page of the priest Mihra Aikazuni) …
With the exception of a few sources, the Mihr is hardly mentioned.
Meanwhile, since ancient times, the Solstice has been celebrated with special praise.
This day, which has the longest night of the year, also symbolizes the continuation of Light, Day.
According to various sources, this is the victory of Light over Darkness …
The cult of Mihr, the “Invincible and Just sun”, later spread from Persia to the Roman Empire.
The festivities in the Roman Empire began on December 17 and lasted 4-5 days, then during the reign of Diocletian lasted until December 24 (later Christianity considered this day the birthday of the Son of God).
The patron of the Covenant, the Covenant, the immobility of the Covenant, as well as the persecutor and punisher of the pilgrim (Mihradrujah) was Mihr, who, according to legend, was born from the Rays of Light penetrating into the cave from Heaven. The Torch is the Giver of Life, the Creator of Light to enlighten people with wisdom and to establish harmony in the world …
“In my right hand there is a dagger with which I will defend justice on earth.
and in my hand is a lamp signifying the light of the Creator and the sun.”
Mihr Day (December 23 of this year, in leap year 2020, December 22), according to the Holy Calendar of Armenia, is the birthday of St. Mihr.
According to the Armenian tradition, on the holiday, the children of the Sun receive bread and wine from the Priests, after which they get the opportunity to take with them a part of the Blessed Fire of Atrushan to the hearths as a sign of Holiness, Blessing and Peace.
(Priest Harut Arakelyan) …
According to the 5th century historian Agathangejos, the Earth was filled with fullness, prosperity and human courage…
“May health and peace be achieved with the help of the Gods,
fertile fullness from Aramazd,
Custody from Anahit
Courage to the whole Armenian world from the Brave Vahagn… “
(Agathangeos, “History of the Armenians”, chapter 107, p. 81).
Another’s story about the “Invincible Mihr” on the specified site.