The name day of Constantine in the Orthodox calendar
Baptism in the Orthodox Church implies, among other things, a naming ritual. The name chosen from the list called "calendar", and is given to a person in honor of a Saint, which from that moment will be considered as its patron Saint. A day of Church memory of this Saint will be the celebration of the birthday. In this article we will talk about those days, on which occur the name day of Constantine on the Church calendar.
June 15. Martyr Constantine
This man came from a family of Turks are Muslims. As a young man, he contracted smallpox and was preparing to die. However, a certain Christian woman took the boy and took him to an Orthodox Church, where he washed his body with Holy water. Immediately the young man recovered and returned home completely healthy. When that happened, he decided to accept Christianity, which went to mount Athos, where the monasteries were baptized. When he announced to his countrymen about it, they put him to death as an apostate. It happened in 1819. The day of the death of a young man committed his Church to the memory and, accordingly, celebrates the day the angel of Constantine.
June 18. St. Constantine, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Rus
Originally the Saint Constantine was from a family of Greeks. In 1155, the Patriarch of Constantinople ordained him Bishop in order that he won the Metropolitan Department in Kiev. Two years after this he died, Prince Yuri Dolgoruky, and then began the confrontation. In this struggle, Metropolitan Constantine was removed from his pulpit, and he withdrew to Chernigov, where he was received by Bishop Anthony. Having lived there for two years, the Saint Constantine died. His memory and name of Constantine celebrated on June 18.
August 11. Saint Constantine, Patriarch of Constantinople
The future Patriarch in his youth received an excellent education in Constantinople, where it is then made himself a brilliant career at the court of the Emperor. However, in 1050, he falls out of favor and by the order of Emperor Constantine Monomakh is stripped of all regalia and sent from the capital. As a result, he removed to the monastery and he was tonsured, and after a few years returned to the capital as the Abbot of a monastery. In 1959 he was elected to the vacant Patriarchal throne, which he occupies until his death in 1063. In the Orthodox Church it canonized. New style his memory is celebrated on August 11. With it mark and name of Constantine.
June 3. Equal apostles Emperor Constantine
This Roman Emperor ended the persecution of Christians in the Empire and, moreover, proclaimed Christianity the state religion. He was born in 280 in Neisse, which is located on the territory of modern Serbia. His father was a warlord. His youth, the future head of the Empire held at the Imperial court of Diocletian in Nicomedia. When the young man was 25 years old, the Emperor renounced his throne, resulting in the father Constantine became ruler of the Western part of the Empire. A year later he died and ascended the throne of Constantine. By the year 312, he won a decisive victory over their political rivals and consolidated its power in the Western part of the Empire. His power he legalized up to that time is prohibited and oppressed Christian teaching and encouraged its spread. In 324 Constantine defeated the Emperor of the Eastern Empire Licinius and became sole ruler. In the year 337 he fell ill with pneumonia and went to Nicomedia, where he died may 22 of the same year. This day on the Church calendar and celebrated his memory and the name day of Constantine. Date of the celebration according to the civil calendar falls on June 3.
8 Jan. The Monk Constantine Of Synada (Phrygian)
This Saint was descended from a Jewish family who lived in the city Sinade. In Christianity, he moved in his youth, after leaving his paternal home into a monastery, where he accepted the baptism and then a monk. The Church honors him as a Saint, celebrating the annual feast 8 Jan. In this day celebrate the name day of Constantine baptized in his honor men.
June 3. Murom Prince Constantine
Prince was born in the 70-ies of the 11th century in the family of Grand Prince of Kiev Yaroslav the Svyatoslavich. In 1097 he received the inheritance of the Chernigov Principality. In addition, by coincidence, he had to reign in Murom and Ryazan. In 1110 the Constantine lost the throne of Chernigov, who took his nephew Vsevolod Olegovich. So he went to Murom, where he lived until his death in 1129. The Church is revered as one of the saints of the Russian princes. Day of his commemoration and name day of Constantine marked on 3 June on the civil calendar.