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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #90 on: December 28, 2012, 04:06:05 PM »
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #91 on: December 28, 2012, 06:24:32 PM »
i love saint moses and saint antony
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i also love saint tomas:

he was a hermit who prayed a lot and fasted and learnt humility. God blessed him with the gift of prophecy and other spiritual gifts.
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #92 on: December 28, 2012, 07:35:30 PM »
By my name st. Dominica, deaconess (the 8th of January)




And my Slava - st. apostle and evangelist Luke (family patron that I received through my father - ages ago one of my Serbian ancestors was baptised on the day of st. Luke and probably he was given this name)
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #93 on: December 28, 2012, 08:05:46 PM »
And my Slava - st. apostle and evangelist Luke (family patron that I received through my father - ages ago one of my Serbian ancestors was baptised on the day of st. Luke and probably he was given this name)

That's my patron saint!!!!
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #94 on: December 29, 2012, 12:39:14 AM »
no time to post things now. My patron saint is Constantine the great. But I hate this name to be honest. I would rather be named Jordan instead.
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #95 on: December 29, 2012, 12:48:26 AM »
Everyone wants to be like mike.

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #96 on: December 29, 2012, 05:50:11 AM »
Pray for orthonorm (Jason)

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #97 on: December 29, 2012, 12:45:00 PM »
Everyone wants to be like mike.

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An American pop culture reference that's 20 years dated. Not a reference to you...Probably. But maybe. You're a pretty cool guy.
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #98 on: December 29, 2012, 01:57:48 PM »
Who'd want to be like Michael Jordan? Worst b-ball administrator eva! Obviously I was speaking of Michael Weston.

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2012, 04:33:53 PM »
St Genevieve, pictured in my avatar.
I grew up non-Orthodox, and I always wondered why my mother didn't give me the family name of Kathryn Genevieve, but instead Kathryn Amanda. When I was in my teens, I was watching the old musical of Camelot where Guinevere is praying to St Genevieve and I was like, "Whoah, there's a St Genevieve?". I looked her up, and her feast day is on my birthday. It felt like it was "meant to be".

St Winifred of Wales is the saint who I chose for my daughter.
My husband chose St Longinus, because he said that at one point (even fairly recently) in his life, it would have taken a miracle like Christ's blood falling on his eyes to remove his proverbial blindness to God and to faith.
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2014, 09:21:26 PM »
Gonna bump this up!

Atm, my Patron is St Paul the Simple, a Dessert Father and Disciple of St Anthony the Great.



However, when I am eventually Chrismated, I may decide to take on a new name of a Saint from the British Isles.

My favourite contenders are:

St Alban, Proto-Martyr of England



St Chad of Mercia or St Chad of Lichfield



St Aidan of Lindesfarne



St Piran of Cornwall



I love all of these Saints

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #101 on: February 13, 2014, 05:33:10 AM »
My patron saint is St. Xenia of St. Petersburg.
My husband's is St. Romanus the Melodist.
My eldest daughter's is St Paraskeve.
My second eldest daughter's is St. Anna.
My son's is St. Seraphim of Sarov.
Our youngest daughter's is St. Kassiane.

We've had 2 more sons since I last posted.

Tazzy's patron saint is Gerasimos of Jordan.
Nash's patron saint is Isidore of Chios.

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #102 on: February 13, 2014, 01:02:28 PM »
I was baptized Ioan (Romanian version of John) as infant. It means "Yaweh is merciful" and is definitely something I stand for. Most people think of St. John The Baptist as my patron saint. I have him and St. John The Theologian whose theology I identify with, though, as my patron saints primarily. And all saints named John equally.
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #103 on: February 14, 2014, 09:52:19 AM »
St. Catherine the Great-Martyr!

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2014, 09:57:02 AM »
Yves Saint Laurent
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #105 on: February 14, 2014, 10:04:13 AM »
St Piran of Cornwall



Looks like the first female bishop.
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #106 on: February 14, 2014, 10:27:01 AM »
St Piran of Cornwall



Looks like the first female bishop.

I find him quite attractive. I wonder wherher we are allowed to have a crush on Saints.
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #107 on: February 14, 2014, 10:38:27 AM »
I like lots of the European saints too.  :) As it happens, my patron is the Theotokos.

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #108 on: February 14, 2014, 10:53:15 AM »
St Piran of Cornwall



Looks like the first female bishop.

Reminded me of someone...

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #109 on: February 14, 2014, 10:59:11 AM »
The patron saint of my family, according to the serbian tradition of "Slava" is Elias the prophet. --> http://kirilzlatanov.webs.com/photos/Ikoni/sv.Ilija.jpg

The patron saint personally have always been Saint John the Theologian, whose name I carry. Always loved his character of love and humility. Also the first gospel I opened as an atheist.

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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #110 on: February 14, 2014, 12:48:27 PM »

My Patron Saint is St. Elizabeth, the mother of St. John the Forerunnerm and aunt to the Theotokos.  I love her humility, patience, hope and perseverance.  

As a little girl, I always told everyone that if I had a son, I would have named him John.  :)



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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #111 on: February 14, 2014, 03:46:00 PM »
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Re: who is your patron saint?
« Reply #112 on: February 14, 2014, 05:03:20 PM »
I also really like St. Brigid, since I am Irish on my father's side. I might pick her. Who will win, St. Brigid or St. Moses?  :laugh:
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