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 saints", and is given to a person in honor of one or another saint who from the moment of baptism will be considered his heavenly patron. And the day of the church's memory of this saint will henceforth become a holiday for the name-day. In this article, we'll talk about those days, which may fall on the name day of Constantine on the church calendar.
15 June. The Martyr Constantine
This man came from the family of Muslim Turks. As a young man, he fell ill with smallpox and was already preparing for death. However, a certain Christian woman took the boy and carried him to an Orthodox church where she bathed his body with holy water. Immediately the young man recovered and returned home perfectly well. When this happened, he decided to accept Christianity, for which he went to Mount Athos, where he was baptized in one of the monasteries. When he told his compatriots about this, they betrayed his death as an apostate. It happened in 1819. On the day of the death of a young man his church memory is committed, and accordingly, the day of the angel of Constantine is celebrated.
18 June. St. Constantine, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Russia
The saint Constantine was from the family of the Greeks. In 1155, the Patriarch of Constantinople ordained him to the episcopal order to take the metropolitan chair in Kiev. Two years later, 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 Chernigov, where he was received by Bishop Anthony. Having lived there for two years, St. Constantine died. His memory and the name day of Constantine are celebrated on June 18.
11th August. Sainted 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 into disgrace and by the order of Emperor Constantine Monomakh loses all the regalia and is sent from the capital. As a result, he retires to the monastery and takes tonsure, and a few years later he returns to the capital as an hegumen of one of the monasteries. In 1959, he was elected to the liberated patriarchal throne, which he occupies until his death in 1063. In the Orthodox Church he is regarded as a saint. According to the new style, his memory is celebrated on August 11. Together with her celebrate the name-day of Constantine.
3 June. Equal-to-the-Apostles Emperor Constantine
This emperor of the Roman Empire put an end to the persecution of Christians in the empire and, moreover, proclaimed Christianity as the state religion. He was born in 280 in Haiss, which is located in the territory of modern Serbia. His father was a military leader. His future head of the empire spent his youth at the court of Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia. When the young man was 25 years old, the emperor denied his throne, as a result of which the father of Constantine became ruler of the western part of the empire. A year later he died and Constantine ascended the throne. By 312 he had 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 then the forbidden and oppressed Christian teaching 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 of Constantine. The date of celebration in the civil calendar falls on 3 June.
January 8. The Monk Constantine of Sinian (Phrygian)
This saint came from a Jewish family who lived in the city of Sinada. In Christianity, he passed in his youth, leaving his father's house in a monastery, where he was baptized, and then monasticism. The Church honors him as a saint, celebrating annually the memory of January 8. On this day celebrate the birthday of Constantine baptized men in his honor.
3 June. Murom Prince Konstantin
The prince was born in the seventies of the 11th century in the family of the Grand Duke of Kiev, Yaroslav Svyatoslavich. In 1097 he was granted the Chernigov princedom. In addition, by coincidence, he had to reign in Murom and Ryazan. In 1110, Constantine lost the Chernigov 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 day of Constantine are celebrated on June 3 in the civil calendar.