How to name the boy born in April? What does the church calendar advise us?
Often parents of the baby try to give it to them,which has a definite meaning. First of all, they are guided by the church calendar. And they call a child, depending on the name of the saint who is close to his birthday.
Like - dislike
It is this principle that works in the first place,when mom and dad decide how to name the boy born in April (or in any other month). Combination with the patronymic, euphony, originality - everything is taken into account, taken into consideration, weighed. If they are people of faith, votserkovlennye, true Christians, they act differently. With the day of memory of a spiritual person, the date of birth of the baby coincides, in honor of it, and they call him. For example, how to name a boy born in April? Consider several options: Innocent, Ivan, Sergey, Victor, Nikita, whose name days fall on the first of the month. Especially the Orthodox Church holds solemn services in honor of John Climacus, the first saint in Christianity. He is also deeply revered in Catholicism. This wise philosopher and theologian was hegumen in the Zion monastery. In his writings he substantiated 30 steps of the development of the spirit, indicated the need to lead an ascetic way of life. He was endowed with the gift of healing, healed many hopelessly sick.
Serafim and Vasily
How to name the boy born in April, andit is from 3 to 6 number? In the Saints in those days the Monk Seraphim Vyritsky is commemorated, who was sacredly devoted to the ideals of Christianity, he was known as a man of deep faith, God-fearing, was also a glorified healer. As the legends say, he relieved from deafness and blindness. Still celebrate the name-day of Basil, Nikon, Isaac (Isaac), Zahara. Parents who have not yet decided how to name the boy born in April, there is plenty to choose from. Although, of course, many names are now obsolete, uncommon and unfashionable. But, maybe, still suitable such as Artem, Peter, Jacob, Stepan.
From Tikhon to Panteleimon
Continuing to list possible names of boys,in April, were born, it is worth paying attention to such dates. On the 7th, in Annunciation, the church commemorates the holy Tikhon and Savva. And on April 8, an important holiday is celebrated in honor of the archangel Gabriel, one of the Lord's chief assistants in His struggle with Satan. In addition, on the same date, there are namesakes of the holy New Basil the New, the healing of the throat and upper respiratory tract. Even his relics are miraculous. On April 9, name-days for Ivanov, for 10 - for Illarionov and Stefanov (Stepanov). And on the eleventh they remember the saints Mark and Cyril, 12 - Panteleimon. The first is the author of one of the Gospels, and the second became a symbol of healing, bearing the high title of Healer.
Mid-End of April
The second half of April is also rich insignificant dates and church holidays. 13 the number will not be fatal for the toddler, if the parents give him the name Innocent or Benjamin. The child will find in the person of these saints strong patrons, assistants in various endeavors and serious matters. April 14, the name day celebrates Makar and Yefim, 15 - Titus and Polycarp. April 16, all Orthodoxy holds prayers associated with the icon of the Mother of God "Undying color", the patroness of the family hearth, harmonious marital relations. At the same time Feodosia and Nikita are honored. As you noticed, some of the male April names from the date to the date are repeated. This is due to the veneration of different saints. The sons who were born on the 17th are called Egor, Yuri, George, Joseph. Born on the 18th - Plato, Fedor, Samson. Particularly significant on April 20, when they remember the Monk Daniel, called Pereyaslavsky. He was a true defender of the homeless, he gave the last to the poor, healed the feeble, giving himself all in the service of God and people. The relics of the saint, the icon with its image, possess a tremendous healing power. Also on this day, celebrations are celebrated at Georgiev. On 21 fall honored by the Monk Rodion, on 22 - the Holy Vadim. And parents will not be mistaken, calling their son one of these names. 23 number is rich on birthday-men - their whole 5. This is Terenty and Gregory, Maxim and Fedor, and also Alexander. On April 24-25, there are also several revered saints in the Saints: Peter, Antip, Jacob, Prokhor, Ivan. And at the very end of the month the newborns are called Adrian, Semyon, Leonid, Andrey, Victor.
Of course, these are just recommendations. After all, only you decide when and how to call the child. But our ancestors followed the traditions and did not regret it.