Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts

Friday

Love Described

Love is patient, love is kind
and is not jealous;
love does not brag and
is not arrogant,

Does not act unbecomingly;
it does not seek its own,
is not provoked, does not take
into account a wrong suffered,

Does not rejoice in unrighteousness,
but rejoices with the truth;

Bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails;

but if there are gifts of prophecy,
they will be done away;
if there are tongues, they will cease;
if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

But now faith, hope, love,
abide these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8; 13 NASB

Thursday

Love Quote!!

Love is life. All, everything that I understand,

I understand only because I love.

Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.

-Leo Tolstoy

Glitter Graphics

Saint Valentine's Day

Got some info about what Valentines Day is and a bit of its history!!
I also would like to greet everyone a Happy Hearts Day who always visit me here, my blogger friends and everyone who leave messages and comments to my humble site..
Thank you very much!!! More Power to all of us!!!

The popular customs associated with Saint Valentine's Day undoubtedly had their origin in a conventional belief generally received in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer's Parliament of Foules we read:
For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.

For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers' tokens. Both the French and English literatures of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries contain allusions to the practice. Perhaps the earliest to be found is in the 34th and 35th Ballades of the bilingual poet, John Gower, written in French; but Lydgate and Clauvowe supply other examples. Those who chose each other under these circumstances seem to have been called by each other their Valentines. In the Paston Letters, Dame Elizabeth Brews writes thus about a match she hopes to make for her daughter (we modernize the spelling), addressing the favoured suitor:
And, cousin mine, upon Monday is Saint Valentine's Day and every bird chooses himself a mate, and if it like you to come on Thursday night, and make provision that you may abide till then, I trust to God that ye shall speak to my husband and I shall pray that we may bring the matter to a conclusion.
Shortly after the young lady herself wrote a letter to the same man addressing it "Unto my rightwell beloved Valentine, John Paston Esquire". The custom of choosing and sending valentines has of late years fallen into comparative desuetude.