The night of St. John the Baptist at the "Case Troiano"


The night of St. John the Baptist at the "Case Troiano"

Rites, myths and music from dusk to Dawn
Sunday 23 June 2019 from 18.00


"That of St. John is a magical night in which moments of community are alternated with moments of great intimacy, in which bonds of friendship are strengthened, through the exchange of the ' Ramajetto ', a bouquet composed of 9 herbs (hyperic, laurel, sage, Myrtle, Fern, mint, rosemary, thyme and basil), but you also purify yourself from your daily life, participating in the Rite of water and fire. The event that, also this year, will take place in the village houses Troiano, motorization Zone (Pe), allow everyone to rediscover ancient rites and traditions, those roots that must be protected and handed down in order not to disperse a real patrimony of knowledge and know ". ' The night of St. John ', organized by the association Fontevecchia will take off Sunday June 23 with the collection of herbs and walnuts to end at the dawn of June 24, St. John's Day.

The Feast of St. John is the most ineffable and difficult to describe and interpret, but it has a fascination that emanates from the property to establish a bond between individuals. ' God Forgives, St. John no ' said our grandparents and this popular certainty goes beyond the good presuppositions of the Christian faith by drawing on a concept of nature with strict laws. Perhaps St. John is the ancient God Janus who looks at the winter gone and the summer that arrives, guardian of the passage and the messengers, grown and blessed by the water and the sun rays. But the rigor of St. John is also that which imposes fear and respect for such natural elements.

"The event will be articulated through moments of confrontation, debate, sacred moments and propitiatory rites that sink the roots very far, and that we have recovered thanks to the story of our grandparents and the elders of the village-explained the president Of the Associazione Fontevecchia Luciano Troiano-. We will depart Saturday, June 23 with the harvesting of herbs to make the Ramajetto and walnuts to prepare the liqueur Nocino. Then, there will be room for sacred and profane rites, ceremonies, dances, songs and dinner of the tradition "

Just Sunday, June 23, at 18, will open the celebrations with the opening of the popular devotional altar set up in the village, which will explain the meaning, with the image of San Giovannino of mid ' 800 from Munich; At 18.30 There will be the celebration of the Holy Mass, in an ancient rite, followed at 19.30 by the procession with the statue of St. John the Baptist on the Fercola shoulder, this year, the Brotherhood of Sant'Antonio da Padova through the streets of the village together with the picture of Saint brought by a person drawn by fate who will have to wear white gloves and some ancient Abruzzo blankets of different colors to remember the blood, water and gold. Once in the great Garden of the hamlet, the Rite will conclude with the ignition and blessing of the fire. " At 20.00 will be held the seminar with the Neapolitan journalist and writer Maurizio jumper that speaks of all the myths of St. John the Baptist as we know them from the ancient solar cults including those dedicated to the god Mitra. At the end of the meeting,

"That of St. John is a magical night in which moments of community are alternated with moments of great intimacy, in which bonds of friendship are strengthened, through the exchange of the ' Ramajetto ', a bouquet composed of 9 herbs (hyperic, laurel, sage, Myrtle, Fern, mint, rosemary, thyme and basil), but you also purify yourself from your daily life, participating in the Rite of water and fire. The event that, also this year, will take place in the village houses Troiano, motorization Zone (Pe), allow everyone to rediscover ancient rites and traditions, those roots that must be protected and handed down in order not to disperse a real patrimony of knowledge and know ". ' The night of St. John ', organized by the association Fontevecchia will take off Sunday June 23 with the collection of herbs and walnuts to end at the dawn of June 24, St. John's Day.

The Feast of St. John is the most ineffable and difficult to describe and interpret, but it has a fascination that emanates from the property to establish a bond between individuals. ' God Forgives, St. John no ' said our grandparents and this popular certainty goes beyond the good presuppositions of the Christian faith by drawing on a concept of nature with strict laws. Perhaps St. John is the ancient God Janus who looks at the winter gone and the summer that arrives, guardian of the passage and the messengers, grown and blessed by the water and the sun rays. But the rigor of St. John is also that which imposes fear and respect for such natural elements.

"The event will be articulated through moments of confrontation, debate, sacred moments and propitiatory rites that sink the roots very far, and that we have recovered thanks to the story of our grandparents and the elders of the village-explained the president Of the Associazione Fontevecchia Luciano Troiano-. We will depart Saturday, June 23 with the harvesting of herbs to make the Ramajetto and walnuts to prepare the liqueur Nocino. Then, there will be room for sacred and profane rites, ceremonies, dances, songs and dinner of the tradition"

Just Sunday, June 23, at 18, will open the celebrations with the opening of the popular devotional altar set up in the village, which will explain the meaning, with the image of San Giovannino of mid ' 800 from Munich; At 18.30 There will be the celebration of the Holy Mass, in an ancient rite, followed at 19.30 by the procession with the statue of St. John the Baptist on the Fercola shoulder, this year, the Brotherhood of Sant'Antonio da Padova through the streets of the village together with the picture of Saint brought by a person drawn by fate who will have to wear white gloves and some ancient Abruzzo blankets of different colors to remember the blood, water and gold. Once in the great Garden of the hamlet, the Rite will conclude with the ignition and blessing of the fire. " At 20.00 will be held the seminar with the Neapolitan journalist and writer Maurizio jumper that speaks of all the myths of St. John the Baptist as we know them from the ancient solar cults including those dedicated to the god Mitra. At the end of the meeting,Space for the songs and dances of the tradition with the group so take it of Paolo De Carolis who will perform the repertoire of Lucio Battisti with the convivial moment, proposing dishes strictly respectful of tradition and seasonal crops. Soon after, we will have the exchange of the ' Ramajetto ', for the ancient rite of ' Comparatico ', which our grandparents used to strengthen relationships of friendship and mutual help. So those who want will be able to exchange with their best friend a bouquet made with nine aromatic herbs following a propitiatory ritual that involves the symbolic crossing of the Jordan represented by a small pond that the Aspiring crones will have to pass by arm and Scalzi. The program also includes the lighting of the beacon and those who want to participate in the rites of fire jumping, immersion in water, the comparative in what is a real traditional path.

During the evening we will have other moments, like the Nocino laboratory and the discovery of the ' ancient predictions ' related to the dew and the egg left to catch in the moonlight. " For the 2019 edition of the Feast of St. John, the Association Fontevecchia has also recorded the accession of Lilt, the Italian League of Cancer control, associations walking together of Chieti, Pescara in the heart and Earth.

Participation is FREE


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