Starting as a liturgical celebration, St. Valentine’s Day came from one of early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several torture histories were made for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular saint writing account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was taken as a prisioner for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. Legend says, while he was in prison, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.
Today, Saint Valentine’s Day is an official holiday in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine’s Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.
Best way of sharing our best wishes to you, is by sharing this picture taken by us on last Friday, February 14th!! Here some ideas on what to do on your V-Day celebration.