Happy Valentines Day! Tama Ba ito?February 14th, 2012 by Rev. Ruel Camia
Posted under Worship
” Ang Pagibig sa tunay na kahulugan nito ay banal at malinis na totoo, subalit ngayon sa nababasa at nakikita ko pita na ng laman ang tila kahulugan nito”
Happy Valentines day po pastor….ito ang bati ng ilan sa akin, yung iba ay happy hearts day po. nakakatuwang isipin na ang mundo ay nagtalaga ng isang araw para gunitain ang diwa ng pagibig ng isang lalake at babae. pero maganda siguro bilang kristyano na ating tingnan at suriin ano nga ba talaga ang diwa ng selebrasyong ito….marami ang nakikivalentine di naman nakikilala sino si valentine. narito ang ilang impormasyon kung sino nga ba itong bida ng okasyon sa araw na ika labing apat sa buwan ng Pebrero.. may malaking kaguluhan maging kung sino at paano nagmula ang selebrasyong ito.The confusion stems from the fact that there are three different saints named Valentine who were martyred on Feb. 14. According to several sources, including the Catholic Encyclopedia at www.newadvent.org, The Huffington Post, and The Telegraph, one was a priest, the other a bishop, and nothing is known about the third Valentine.
Valentine of Rome was a priest who was executed around AD 269 and buried on the Via Flaminia. Valentine of Terni was the bishop of modern Terni around AD 197. He was persecuted and martyred during Emperor Aurelian’s reign, and also buried on the Via Flaminia but in a different location. There is no information about the third Valentine, who was martyred in Africa.
Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 St. Valentine’s Day around AD 498. The feast day of Saint Valentine on Feb. 14 was removed from the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints in 1969.
There were no romantic allusions made to any of these early Valentines. Whatever distinguishing characteristics existed between Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni ceased to be when a Saint Valentine was linked to romantic love in the 14th century.
ang malungkot maging mga katoliko ay tinangal ang pagka santo nitong si valentine dahil di nga malinaw kung may katotohanan ang lahat ng ito hehehehe nakakatawa po na ipagdiwang ito at magbatian tayo ng happy valentines day na ang ugat at pinagmulan naman pala nito ay ubod ng gulo at tila walang connection sa nais nating ipag diwang….muli sigaw lang po ito ng aking isipan.