The name-day of Veronika, which brings victory
In the name of Veronica, people have been calling their daughters since ancient times. Veronica, Ferenika, Berenice, Bernice, Virineya - all these are variations of the same female name, differently sounded in the mouths of numerous peoples of the world.
But even with the same spelling, this name can have a different pronunciation: in the Slavs it sounds like Veronica, and for Western peoples as Veronica (with emphasis on the second syllable).
From the history of naming
The custom of giving a newborn a name in honor of a saint arose in Russia immediately after the adoption of Orthodoxy. It was believed that the canonized saint, after whom the child was named, would patronize him and protect him from adversity, would become a kind of guardian angel-man of the namesake.
The name of the canonized saint was given to the child at baptism and was chosen on the basis of the month, or to the saints - the list of saints compiled in the calendar order. Sometimes, according to the saints, up to a dozen names of saints fall on the same date, whose memory should be honored on that day. And the parents of the child are faced with a choice, in honor of whom to name their child (by the way, the name day of Veronika on the saints also coincide with the day of the angel Mary, Marina and Margarita).
After the revolution of 1917, the tradition of giving the child a name according to the church calendar, as well as believing in God, was neglected. The children of the Soviet time were called the Wilen (in honor of VI Lenin) and Interns (in memory of the conference of the First International), and also Angels and Ernests (in solidarity with the leaders of anti-capitalism).
The current generation of young parents in the majority names the child more upward, and if he chooses a name for the saints, it is more often a fashion than faith in the heavenly patron.
Veronica and Veronik: interesting features of names
The saints mention more than one and a half thousand names, and most of them are masculine. To compensate for this injustice, the so-called twin names Alexander and Alexander, Valentine and Valentine, Eugene and Eugenia, etc., have come into use among the people. That is, the female name was derived from the male.
In the case of Veronica, everything is exactly the opposite. From the female Veronica there was a name for men - Veronica (victorious). However, the male variant remained almost unclaimed and is extremely rare.
When celebrating the name day of Veronica
St. Veronica is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox. There is a tradition according to which this woman showed compassion for Jesus Christ coming to the place of execution, giving him her head scarf, so that the Savior could wipe bleeding wounds and sweat. Subsequently, the face of Christ appeared on the board, and in memory of this event pilgrims, who repeat the Savior's ascent to Calvary, stop at the supposed place of the landmark event.
Despite the general interpretation of events, the Veronica name-day on the Orthodox calendar and the Catholic Catholic calendar fall on different dates. Catholics honor the memory of St. Veronica on July 12. They, as a sign of the miraculous manifestation on the scarf of the face of Christ, endowed Saint Veronica with the property of patronizing photographers and photographs.
Veronica name-day Orthodox notes on the following dates:
- July 25 - Veronica is righteous;
- July 30 - Veronica the martyr;
- October 17 - Veronica (Virineya) Edessa.
It turns out that his name day Veronica can celebrate the church calendar more than once. But it will be wrong. A person should have only one patron saint and one angel day.
Determine the date of their name day is quite simple. Look in the saints and find the next day, when the memory of a saint whose name is destined for you is celebrated.
So it turns out that Veronika, like other people, should celebrate their name-day not three times, but once - on the date of the celebration of their patron, closest to the birthday.
The most famous Veronica world
In addition to the world-renowned Christian and Catholic saints, the name of Veronica became known to people thanks to:
- Veronica Castro is an actress of Mexican cinema;
- Louise Veronica Ciccone - American pop singer who prefers to be called Madonna;
- Veronica Izotova - actress of Soviet and Russian cinema;
- Veronica Kruglova - singer of the 60-70's;
- Veronika Dudarova - a female conductor, who directed huge orchestras;
- Veronica Mavrikievna - the brilliant embodiment of an intelligent old woman actor Vadim Tonkov.