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Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« on: February 15, 2017, 11:48:36 AM »
Why do the Orthodox take saint names? ..
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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 11:53:22 AM »
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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 12:54:15 PM »
Saints' names indicate the new life in Christ.

Also, they remind us to study the lives of the saints so as to imitate their holiness.
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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 01:15:58 PM »
and many cradle Orthodox get their name at birth....whether its a saint celebrated that day or for some other reason.....

so 'taking' a name is really an adult convert thing.....others just use the name their parents selected
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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 02:36:52 PM »
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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 03:21:00 PM »
I was named and chrismated after St. Paul the Apostle.
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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 02:35:45 AM »
and many cradle Orthodox get their name at birth....whether its a saint celebrated that day or for some other reason.....

so 'taking' a name is really an adult convert thing.....others just use the name their parents selected

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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 11:05:22 AM »
I kept my name when converting. All of my names, save my last name, are after saints. I just used my first name during the chrismation, not my middle name since it was after a Catholic saint.
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Re: Why Orthodox take Saint names? ...
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 01:06:35 PM »
Saints' names indicate the new life in Christ.

Also, they remind us to study the lives of the saints so as to imitate their holiness.
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