ST ANTHONY THE GREAT

Day of St Anthony the Great or the Abbot

January 17 (Roman Catholic Church and the Coptic Catholic Church)

 

January 30 (Orthodox Church and the Coptic Orthodox Church)

Symbols and traditions: Animals blessing and the Pig

 

Animals blessing and protection. The Pig

Symbols and traditions: begging, bells and the Tau

 

The collection of alms, the banquet and the sacred representation. The Tau-shaped rod and the bell.

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