History of Valentines Day!

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Grammar
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History of Valentines Day!

History In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius proclaimed February 14 to be the feast day in honor of Saint Valentine, a Roman martyr who lived in the 3rd century. It is this St. Valentine whom the modern Valentine's Day honors.

History • Saint Valentine, being a priest who held secret marriage ceremonies of soldiers in opposition to the emperor Claudius II. • Whenever lovers thought of marrying, they went to Valentine who met them afterwards in a secret place, and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony.

History • It was only a matter of time before Claudius came to know of this "friend of lovers," and had him arrested. • While awaiting his sentence in prison, Valentine was approached by his jailor, Asterius.

History • It was said that Valentine had some saintly abilities and one of them granted him the power to heal people. Asterius had a blind daughter and knowing of the miraculous powers of Valentine he requested the latter to restore the sight of his blind daughter. • A deep friendship had been formed between Valentine and Asterius' daughter.

History • It is said that just before his execution, Valentine asked for a pen and paper from his jailor, and signed a farewell message to her "From Your Valentine," a phrase that lived ever after.

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Valentines day is to honor who? What was Valentines occupation? Why did Valentine get arrested? What is the story behind Asterius’ daughter and Valentines • What was the last written letter from Valentine? For more information check out: (Press CTRL and Click link) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8QRXkrWUj M&feature=channel

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