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Offline richi000

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Patron saint
« on: December 10, 2012, 08:02:58 PM »
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I was wondering how one would choose a patron saint?

I am ashamed to say that I am 25 and born into orthodoxy and I am unsure of who's mine is.

I have always liked St Ignatius of Antioch, could anyone help me with this?

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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 08:05:40 PM »
Ask your parents or godparents?
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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 08:16:20 PM »
Ask your parents or godparents?

So it will be something that you get baptized with?

That makes my life easier, I will have a chat to them tonight thank you :)
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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 10:46:48 PM »
Unless you're of Serbian ancestry, your patron saint is the one whose name you were given when you were baptized. The only question, then, is "which one", if there is more than one saint who has that name.
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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 10:58:50 PM »
Unless you're of Serbian ancestry, your patron saint is the one whose name you were given when you were baptized. The only question, then, is "which one", if there is more than one saint who has that name.

Very helpful.

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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 12:00:35 AM »
My priest told me it was OK to choose another patron saint, if one does not like the patron saint of one's baptism.
I have adopted Irenæus of Lyons as patron saint.

Unless you're of Serbian ancestry, your patron saint is the one whose name you were given when you were baptized. The only question, then, is "which one", if there is more than one saint who has that name.

What happens if one is of Serbian ancestry?
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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 12:05:34 AM »
My priest told me it was OK to choose another patron saint, if one does not like the patron saint of one's baptism.
I have adopted Irenæus of Lyons as patron saint.

Unless you're of Serbian ancestry, your patron saint is the one whose name you were given when you were baptized. The only question, then, is "which one", if there is more than one saint who has that name.

What happens if one is of Serbian ancestry?

The Serbian custom is to have a common patron saint for the whole family, known as a Slava.
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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 12:17:40 AM »
Do you already have a Christian name that's a Saint's name? If so, keep that one.
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Re: Patron saint
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 09:18:41 AM »
My priest told me it was OK to choose another patron saint, if one does not like the patron saint of one's baptism.
I have adopted Irenæus of Lyons as patron saint.

Unless you're of Serbian ancestry, your patron saint is the one whose name you were given when you were baptized. The only question, then, is "which one", if there is more than one saint who has that name.

What happens if one is of Serbian ancestry?


The Serbian custom is to have a common patron saint for the whole family, known as a Slava.

That's why I more venerate st. Luke (my Slava) than st. Dominika ;) Well, I was baptized in Roman Catholic Church as Dominika Irena, but just right before my chrismation in the Orthodox Church my priest asked me what name I choose to use in Orthodoxy and I said 'Dominika', so I was chrismated as Dominika and I don't mention st. Irene in my prayers.

Do you already have a Christian name that's a Saint's name? If so, keep that one.
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If there are more saints of this name, choose one of them.
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