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Title: Members' Name Days
Post by: BJohnD on December 01, 2004, 07:28:17 PM
Hi -- I was browsing the board and saw the Birthdays section and the thought struck me (not for the first time) that it would be nice if members' Name Days could be posted, as well.  It's my understanding that many (most?) Orthodox consider that day more important than their birthday.  (Is that correct?)

I realize that collecting and organizing such info might be a real pain, so I'd certainly understand if the good people who run this site didn't want to take on the additional work -- but I thought I'd bring it up, anyway.  :)

Thanks,
BJohnD
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: CatholicEagle on December 01, 2004, 08:25:34 PM
Okay my nameday is December 29 the Feast of St.Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: Robert on December 01, 2004, 09:48:54 PM
This will be allowed in the next version of OC.net

R
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: BJohnD on December 01, 2004, 10:25:59 PM
That's terrific.  Thanks for such a quick response.

In the interest of full disclosure, mine's December 4 -- St. John of Damascus.

BJohnD
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: sdcheung on December 01, 2004, 10:27:49 PM
february 6th-Saint Photius the great
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: gregory2 on December 02, 2004, 12:49:29 AM
Jan 25 - St Gregory the Theologian

(who is only one of three church fathers to be honored with the title "Theologian" (the others being St John the Theologian and St Simeon the New Theologian) and whose relics were just returned to Constantinople from Rome, along with those of St John Chrysostom)  
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: Twenty Nine on December 02, 2004, 09:31:17 AM
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Jan 25 - St Gregory the Theologian

(who is only one of three church fathers to be honored with the title "Theologian" (the others being St John the Theologian and St Simeon the New Theologian) and whose relics were just returned to Constantinople from Rome, along with those of St John Chrysostom)

Me too   :)

Gregory
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: ania on December 02, 2004, 10:42:35 AM
August 3rd...  BTW I've been thinking the same thing that namesdays should be added.
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: katherine 2001 on December 02, 2004, 06:02:15 PM
Mine is November 24th (November 25th in the Greek church).
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: Arystarcus on December 02, 2004, 07:51:58 PM
As I was going through all of these posts with people's name days, I began to wonder: are you folks giving your name days according to the New (Revised Julian) Calendar or the Old (Julian) Calednar?

When the forum begins to show people's name days will it show both the New and Old Calednar dates?

In Christ,
Aaron
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: Robert on December 02, 2004, 11:20:44 PM
It will show both Julian and Gregorian dates.

Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: Arystarcus on December 02, 2004, 11:24:30 PM
Cool!  ;D
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: BJohnD on December 03, 2004, 01:52:16 PM
Cool!  ;D

Ditto.  

I gave mine in New Calendar.  I'm typical OCA NC -- which is to say, Great Lent and Pascha when God intended, but, like, everything else Gregorian.  

BJohnD
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: ania on December 06, 2004, 10:46:11 AM
gave mine in OC, I'm ROCOR after all ;-)
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: Αριστοκλής on December 06, 2004, 11:11:56 AM
It will show both Julian and Gregorian dates.



Technically, are these not the same?  ;) ...And merely differ in which 'day' they fall on in our civil calendar.

Oh my, I hear Keble coming now...

Why not just show both dates at the top of our pages where we show 'Today's date' now?

Demetri, who celebrates his nameday (Oct 26) twice - on each calendar - a true ecumenist!
Title: Re:Members' Name Days
Post by: Arystarcus on December 07, 2004, 12:16:00 AM
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Why not just show both dates at the top of our pages where we show 'Today's date' now?

Now that you mention it....  ;)

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Demetri, who celebrates his nameday (Oct 26) twice - on each calendar - a true ecumenist!

LOL  :D