Small town of Saki is known far beyond the Crimea. This spa and mud resort. Rapa and dirt Saka estuary - a valuable therapeutic tool, it helps with diseases of musculoskeletal system. The healing properties of oily, dirt issinyachernoy known in ancient times. Pliny the Elder and Ptolemy mention of land in the western Tavria, "healing all wounds." Local residents and Chumak, who came here for the salt, have long been treated in the local estuaries. In 1827-1828 years in Saki Evpatoria doctor SN Auger was founded the first mud baths, he also developed a method of healing mud. It appeared Saki resort. These patients went from different parts of Russia. Sak population increased, so it took to build a large Orthodox church. It was built in the central city square in 1861 and consecrated in honor of the holy Prophet Elijah.
Prophet Elijah - one of the prophets of the Old Testament, found a holy man among the Christians and Muslims. His name is translated from the language as the ancient Hebrews' Yahweh is my God. " Elijah lived in IX century before Christ. Already in his early years, Elijah was a fiery zealot of the faith and piety. His speeches, he denounced the avoidance of God's chosen people of faith, idolatry. Do not forgive those who have left God and never fulfill the law, who was not able to repent. Nearby Mediterranean peoples worshiped the pagan god Baal, he began to worship the king of Israel, Ahab, under the influence of his wife, Jezebel, Phoenician. Once assembled, Elijah on Mount Caramel, all the pagan priests, along with King Aha-tion and his wife, a pagan and suggested that in practice to see which of the Gods true. Pagans laid on the altar with the wood cells, but no amount of calling their deity, the fire had not ignited. Elijah, too, resigned from the twelve stones of the altar of Yahweh, ordered three times to pour water and firewood and the victim cried out to God - there and then hit the fire from the sky and covered the whole altar. Contemporaries called Elijah a "man of God." During the holy life and a fiery zeal for the glory of God's prophet Elijah was taken alive to heaven in a fiery chariot. He is considered the lord of the forces of nature: thunder and lightning, the Holy Prophet Elijah prayed for rain during a drought. Russian Church has always venerated the holy Prophet emphasized. It is believed that the first temple, built in Kiev at the time of Prince Igor, was consecrated in the name of the prophet Elijah.
For Sakas in the open car window bursts cool sea breeze, and soon will be a thin blue strip of sea. The bottom is shallow and the water warms up quickly. Sand beaches are very comfortable and like children, so Evpatoria-Union has earned the reputation of child health center, but are treated in the resort city of not only children. Rapa and therapeutic mud Moinakskoye lakes and mineral water and help adults to get rid of many diseases. Thus, modern Evpatoria - a climatic and balneological resort.
Yevpatoria - an ancient city, its age of 2500 years. At the end of VI century BC on the site of Taurus settlements on the shores of the Gulf Kalamitsky Greeks built the city Kerkini-tidu, which eventually became a major commercial, agricultural and manufacturing center. In the II century BC Kerkinitida captured first the Scythians, and then at the end of II century troops Pontic king Mithridates Eupator. Killed in the IV century the city from invasion by Huns. The newly revived only city in the XIII century. In 1478 the Turks captured the city and named Chersonese, in Russian sources - Kozlov. But its present name after the city received the Crimea to Russia.
For such a long history in Evpatoria changed and confused people, and often with new people there is a new religion. At the beginning of the XIX century Karaites settled in the city, they built their houses of worship, kenasa. Near the Muslim Juma-Jami mosque domes of Orthodox churches have risen.
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