Today there are 2 men’s name days.
In Orthodoxy, name days are celebrated every day – the days of honoring certain saints. The names of the saints are indicated in the calendar – the church calendar. The namesakes of the people who are honored by the church celebrate the name day on the day of memory of their patron. On the day of the name day, it is customary to pray to your saint and ask for his blessing. From the list of name days for the child’s birthday, parents choose a name for the baby.
Men’s name days December 27
Illarion: formed from the ancient Greek name Hilarion, from the word Hilaros – “joyful”, “cheerful”.
Николай: from the ancient Greek name Nikolaos – “conqueror of nations”.
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