Today the memory of 10 Orthodox saints is being honored.
The Orthodox Church celebrates saints as a special day when believers honor the memory of saints and martyrs with certain names. The namesakes of the saints celebrate their name days on the day of remembrance of their patron saint. On such a day, a person finds intimacy with his namesake and can pray to him for health and well-being. The name day calendar from UNIAN will tell you who to congratulate on the name day today and how to name the newborn so that he finds the Guardian Angel.
Men’s name days December 24
Aifal: from the ancient Greek eytales – “immortal”.
Daniel: from the Hebrew name Daniel – “God is my judge”.
Ivan, Jan.: variants of the Hebrew name Yochanan – “Yahweh is merciful”, from the Hebrew John – “have mercy on God.”
Leonty: derived from the ancient Greek name Leontios, derived from leonteyos – “lion”.
Luke: comes from the Latin word lux – “light”.
Николай: the form of the ancient Greek name Nikolaos – “conqueror of nations”.
Peter: comes from the ancient Greek name Petros – “stone”, “solid”, “reliable”.
Emil, Emelyan: forms of the Roman generic name Aemilius, from the Latin word aemulus – “rival”, “unyielding”, “zealous, passionate”, translated from Persian – “enemy”.
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