Wednesday 26 October, 2005

Jim’s Name Day

Filed under: Claire's Entries — claire @ 8:16 am

In Orthodox Christian tradition children are named after a Saint. During the year on a particular date each Saint is celebrated by the Church. That date is also known as the childs Name Day and is, these days, celebrated in the home in much the same way as a birthday. Jim’s “proper” name is Dimitrios and today is his Name Day.

Chronia Polla Dimitrios xxxx

The church encourages the contemplation, of the Saints life you were named after and to emulate their Christian qualities.

St Dimitrios was the son of a military commander of Thessalonica in the early 14th century.

The only son, he was most carefully cherished and educated. When his father died the Emperor ordered Dimitrios to take his fathers place. The Emperor later imprisoned and killed Dimitrios for preaching Christianity and defying the Emperors orders to have Christians killed.

It is said Dimitrios has appeared many times and saved the city in times of trouble. St Dimitrios is regarded as the defender and protector of Thessalonica. Jim has many family in Thessalonica and it’s region, as this is where his parents originate from.

Happy Name Day to all Dimitrios’s


  1. Xpovia polla Dimitrios,

    Best wishes for your Name Day.

    Have a nice trip tomorrow and a very Happy Birthday to Claire for Friday.

    Love and kisses from all of us.

    Comment by Moreno, An, Michael & Helena — Wednesday 26 October, 2005 @ 1:37 pm

  2. Happy Name’s Day Jim,

    We hope you’ve had a good one.

    May the characteristics of your Saint be a blessing your entire life.

    All our love and hopes.

    Comment by Vasilios and Helen — Thursday 27 October, 2005 @ 12:33 am

  3. Hiya Bro and Sis

    Its Little one here

    Just wanted to wish Jimbo a Happy Name Day Claire a Happy B’day for tomorrow! Best wishes to you both.

    sorry this is a quick one (gotta get back to studying)

    lots of love and kisses

    Maria, mum, dad & RAMBO!

    Comment by Jim and Claire — Thursday 27 October, 2005 @ 8:37 am

  4. Claire I cant ring, the supersaver only has a 3 month
    limit and I got in April, Ill get a new one at work on Monday
    Happy Birthday for 28/10 Have a lovely time in London.
    Of course Ill be going to Red Hill Next week, A real toss up
    between london and Red Hill.
    Love Peta

    Comment by Peta — Thursday 27 October, 2005 @ 2:51 pm

  5. I love this, being able to write when ever knowing you can read
    it straight away, because sometime onthe phone I just
    cant get through and I hate to think of you there waiting for a call.

    Love peta

    Comment by Peta — Thursday 27 October, 2005 @ 2:53 pm

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