The True Origins of Valentine’s Day

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Each year on February 14th countless millions of people celebrate a day known as “St. Valentine’s Day.” Millions of heart-shaped cards and boxes of chocolates are given as gifts, and even churches have Valentine parties on this so-called “Day of Love.” In schools, from pre-school and kindergarten on up, children draw names from a box  and exchange heart-shapes notes which “pair off” the children and is said to be “all in fun.” People of all ages get into the act, and the words that are heard everywhere on that day are, “Be My Valentine.”

The sad fact is that most people never question the origin of the customs that they involve themselves with. Most people do not ask questions but do what everybody else does, never stopping to consider how the Almighty God of Heaven feels about their activities.  When we consider that Valentine’s Day is a day  of preoccupation with the heart, it is essential that we listen to the following words spoken by the Almighty, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his wages, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:9-10

Christians should be known by their discernment  and should be asking questions regarding Valentine’s Day. What is the origin of this unusual day?  Why is there a preoccupation with the color red? Where did the heart shape come from, and what does it mean? These and other questions will now be answered, as we examine the roots and pagan origin of this popular day.

In the days of the Roman Empire, the month of February was the last and shortest month of the year. February originally had 30 days, but when Julius Caesar named the month of July after himself, he decided to make that month longer and shortened February to 29 days while making July a month of 31 days. Later when Octavius Caesar, also known as Augustus, came to power, he named the month of August after himself, and not be outdone he also subtracted a day from February and gave the month of August 31 days. To this very day it remains that way. The ancient Romans believed that every month had a spirit that gained in strength and reached its peak or apex of power in the middle or ides of the month.  This was usually the 15th day, and it was a day when witches and augurs, or soothsayers worked their magic. An augur was a person filled with a spirit of divination, and from the word augur we get the word “inaugurate”, which means to “take omens”.  Since February had been robbed by Caesars and had only 28 days, the ides of February became the 14th day of that month. Since the Ides of a month was celebrated on the preceding eve, the month of February was unique, because it was the 13th day that became the eve of the Ides that month, and it became a very important pagan holiday in the Empire of Rome. The sacred day of February 14th was called “Lupercalia” or “day of the wolf.”  This was a day that was sacred to the sexual frenzy of the goddess Juno. This day also honored the Roman gods, Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary twin brothers, who supposedly founded Rome, Remus and Romulus. These two are said to have been suckled by wolves in a cave on Palatine Hill in Rome. The cave was called Lupercal and was the center of the celebrating on the eve of Lupercalia or February 14th.

On this day, Lupercalia, which was later named Valentine’s Day, the Luperci or priests of Lupercus dressed in goatskins for a bloody ceremony. The priests of Lupercus, the wolf god, would sacrifice goats and a dog and then smear themselves with blood. These priests, made red with sacrificial blood, would run around Palatine Hill in a wild frenzy while carving a goatskin thong called a “februa.” Women would sit all around the hill, as the bloody priests would strike them with the goatskin thongs to make them fertile. The young women would then gather in the city and their names were put in boxes. These “love notes” were called “billets.” The men of Rome would draw a billet, and the woman whose name was on it became his sexual lust partner with whom he would fornicate until the next Lupercalia or February 14th.

Thus, February 14th became a day of unbridled sexual lust. The color “red” was sacred to that day because of the blood and the “heart shape”  that is popular to this day. The heart-shape was not a representation of the human heart, which looks nothing like it. This shape represents the human female matrix or opening to the chamber of sacred copulation.

When the Gnostic Catholic Church began to get a foothold in Rome around the 3rd century A.D., they became known as Valentinians. The Catholic Valentinians retained the sexual license of the festival in what they called “angels in a nuptial chamber”, which was also called the “sacrament of copulation.” This was said to be an reenactment of the marriage of “Sophia and the Redeemer.” As the participants of the February 14th ritual began their sexual sacrament, presided over and watched by the priests known as Valentinians, the following literary was spoken: “Let the seed of light descend into thy bridal chamber, receive the bridegroom… open thine arms to embrace him. Behold, grace has descended upon thee.”

As time went on, the Orthodox Church suppressed the Gnostic Catholics and manufactured “St. Valentine”, whose day continues to be celebrated in these modern times.

It should be without saying that the Christians should avoid Valentine’s Day like a plague.  In God’s eyes, it is still “Lupercalia”, the “Day Of The Wolf.” Men become wolves, as they carry on the Satanic rituals of fornication, which means sexual intercourse without marriage. We have heard of the “wolf whistle”, and we all know that wolves do not whistle. It is lustful men and women, who carry on Satan’s blasphemy  to this very day.

The shocking information in this tract can be easily verified at any public library.  If you want more information, please contact us at:

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These tracts have been prayed over, and you will never be the same after reading this message. May our Lord Jesus Christ grant unto you a desire to walk in His truth.

Pastor David J. Meyer

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Posted on February 14th 2011 in Uncategorized

6 Responses to “The True Origins of Valentine’s Day”

  1. Berean Gal Says:

    This man (David J. Meyer) has some outstanding resources. Thanks for posting, I may have to re-post!!

  2. Heather Says:

    I’m not sure where you got your information but this is not accurate. Valentines Day is about celebrating & showing Love towards others. NOT an orgy!

    Valentine’s Day came about in honor of St. Valentine (Valintinus). The exact origins are not “exactly” known. One opinion is that he was a Roman martyred for refusing to give up his Christian faith during the reign of Claudius II. For this defiance for not renouncing Christianity, as Claudius II had boasted to his people he could do, order the execution of St. Valentine (a Holy Priest)by viciously being beaten by clubs and afterwards (as if that wasn’t enough), be beheaded. This was done on the 14th of February about the year 270. Hence why we celebrate/ Honor St. Valentine (Valentines Day) on the 14th of February.

    In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius marked Feb. 14th as a celebration in HONOR of St. Valentine.

    We know he existed due to Archeologist unearthing a Roman catacomb & an ancient church dedicated to St. Valentine.

    Valentinus was a Roman Priest martyred during the reign of Claudius the Goth [Claudius II]. He was caught marrying Christian Couples & aiding ANY Christians who were being persecuted under the Roman Emperor Claudius, which was considered a crime (why we celebrate LOVE, Giving, Charity, etc. of Valentines Day) . Valentinus was arrested & imprisoned. Ironically, the Emperor took a liking to Valentinus, until Valentinus, wanting to save the Emperor from his sins, tried to convert him into Christianity. Which is when the Emperor ordered the execution of Valentinus.

    There is absolutely NO Pagan relationship in celebrating Valentines Day. Sorry! Though I will say your post was a very interesting piece of Fiction to read, though one should be careful to ensure that information that is being written as Fact is indeed just that as there are MANY people in this world that will read your post, or one like yours, and ASSUME that it is fact RATHER than finding the truth, which can be VERY dangerous depending on what subject matter is being written/ published. Peace & Take Care!

  3. Mom4Truth Says:

    Heather-

    Thanks for visiting. I do pray that your heart and mind are blessed by the power of Truth according to the Word of God. Your “belief” about Valentine’s Day only serves to prove the point about how pervasive the Catholic deception is in our world. Sadly, you will find that your perspective is amongst the majority. A romantic tale of secret, unrealized love waiting for its opportunity sells movie tickets, but the Truth is what nailed my Savior to a cross and puts Bereans on a tiny path called the “Narrow Way.” The world HATES Truth and would rather cry out, “His blood be upon us and on our children!”

    It’s sad. But its Truth.

  4. David Says:

    We don’t live very far removed from the ancient past, especially in this late age of “enlightenment”. What is your position on Sunday worship?

  5. David Says:

    Psa 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

    Pro 18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

    Pro 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

    Ecc 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

  6. David Says:

    Psa 119:126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

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