Today new calendar is my name's day.
Since my church is on the old calendar, I get this day twice.
St. Elizabeth became my names day Saint a few years ago when I was at a liturgy (old calendar) for St. John the Baptist and my spiritual father gave me her name.
Elizabeth is my name from birth, to honour a friend of my Mother's.
But I know also that St. Elizabeth is my names day saint.
It is wonderful to be given Saints as Mothers and Fathers
to pray for us
while we struggle in this life.
My patron Saint is St. Irene of Chrysovalantou
I know that both Saints have a lot to teach me
and will support me during my travails.
Blessed Feast Day to All!