Wednesday, June 24, 2009

St. Elizabeth the Mother of St. John the Forerunner

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!

8 comments:

E Helena E said...

Wishing you many blessings on your names day! Love to you.

elizabeth said...

Thank you so much E-H. My love also to you!

Michelle M. said...

Happy Names Day!

TruthQuestioner said...

Love to you, Elizabeth! Happy Name Day.

We celebrated Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist today. Interesting how Elizabeth and St John coincide on our respective calendars.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Happy Feast !

God grant you Many Years :-)

Philippa said...

Many years!!!

Mimi said...

Happy, Happy Name's Day, my friend! Many Years!

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elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone! :) It was a nice and quiet day. God is good.

Thanks Mimi for the reminder, also. :)