Name Day of Constantine on the Orthodox calendar
Baptism in the Orthodox Church implies, among other things, the rite of naming. The name is chosen from the proposed list, which is called the “holy calendar”, and is given to a person in honor of this or that saint, who from the moment of baptism will be considered his heavenly patron. And the day of the church memory of this saint will henceforth be for a person a birthday celebration. In this article we will talk about the days on which the name day of Constantine on the church calendar may fall.
June 15th. Martyr Constantine
This man came from a family of Turkish Muslims. As a young man, he developed smallpox and was already preparing for death. However, a certain Christian woman took the boy and took him to an Orthodox church, where she washed his body with holy water. Immediately the young man recovered and returned home completely healthy. When this happened, he decided to adopt Christianity, for which he went to Mount Athos, where he was baptized in one of the monasteries. When he announced this to his compatriots, they put him to death as an apostate. It happened in 1819. On the day of the young man's death, his church memory is performed, and accordingly, the day of the angel Constantine is also celebrated.
June 18th. St. Konstantin, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia
Saint Constantine was born from a family of Greeks. In 1155, the patriarch of Constantinople ordained him to the rank of bishop so that he occupied the metropolitan's department in Kiev. Two years after that, Prince Yuri Dolgoruky died, after which the confrontation began. In the course of this struggle, Metropolitan Constantine was removed from the occupied department, and he retired to Chernihiv, where he was received by Bishop Anthony. Having lived there for two years, St. Constantine died. His memory and the name of Constantine are celebrated on June 18th.
11th August. St. Constantine, Patriarch of Constantinople
The future patriarch in his youth received an excellent education in Constantinople, where he then made a brilliant career at the court of the emperor. However, in 1050 he fell out of favor and, by order of the emperor Konstantin Monomakh, was deprived of all regalia and expelled from the capital. As a result, he retires to the monastery and takes the tonsure, and after a few years he returns to the capital as hegumen of one of the monasteries. In 1959 he was elected to the vacated patriarchal throne, which he held until his death in 1063. In the Orthodox Church, he is canonized. In a new style, his memory is celebrated on August 11th. Together with her, the names of Konstantin are also celebrated.
June 3 Equal Apostles Constantine
This emperor of the Roman Empire put an end to the persecution of Christians in the empire and, moreover, proclaimed Christianity the state religion. He was born in 280 in Naiss, which is located on the territory of modern Serbia. His father was a warlord. Youth his future head of the empire spent at the court of Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia. When the young man was 25 years old, the emperor abdicated his throne, with the result that his father Constantine became the ruler of the western part of the empire. A year later, he died and Constantine ascended the throne. By 312, he won a decisive victory over his political rivals and established his authority in the western part of the empire. By his authority, he legalized until that time the forbidden and oppressed Christian doctrine and encouraged its dissemination. In 324, Constantine defeated the emperor of the eastern part of the empire Licinius and became the sole ruler. In 337, he contracted pneumonia and went to Nicomedia, where he died on May 22 of the same year. On this day, according to the church calendar, his memory is celebrated, as well as the day of the angel Constantine. The date of the celebration according to the civil calendar falls on June 3rd.
January 8. Rev. Constantine of Sinad (Phrygian)
This saint came from a Jewish family living in the city of Sinada. He converted to Christianity in his youth, having left the paternal home to the monastery, where he was baptized, and then monasticism. The church honors him as a saint, celebrating the memory of January 8 annually. On this day, the names of Konstantin baptized in his honor, men celebrate
June 3 Prince of Murom Constantine
The prince was born in the 70s of the 11th century in the family of the Grand Duke of Kiev Yaroslav Svyatoslavich. In 1097 he received the Chernigov principality. In addition, by coincidence, he had to reign in Murom and Ryazan. In 1110, Konstantin lost the Chernihiv throne, which was occupied by his nephew Vsevolod Olegovich. Therefore, he retired to Murom, where he lived until his death in 1129. The church is revered as one of the holy Russian princes. The day of his memory and the name of Constantine are celebrated on June 3 in civil calendar.