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Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« on: October 29, 2007, 08:00:46 AM »
I just asked a similar question about Tatiana, so I'm really not repeating myself!!  ;D

I have a book on Roman Catholic saints, but not on Eastern Orthodox saints.

My book lists several saints named Anastasia--their name days are given respectively as October 28, December 25, March 10, and April 15.

Does anyone know which (if any) of these are GD Anastasia's patron saint, and anything about that saint?

Thanks!!
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Re: Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 04:31:38 PM »
I believe her name day was the 4th of January.
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Re: Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 08:25:58 PM »
Does anyone have a list of name days?

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Re: Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 08:51:20 AM »
Thank you Admin, what a great resource!  :)

The Greek Orthodox site gives the name day of Anastasia as 22 December. That's a bit off from Holly's date, but considering the differences between Eastern and Western calendars back during the time of the Imperial Family, that's probably correct.

Incidentally--since I was asking!  ::) --the name day of Alexandra is given as 21 April, and Tatiana's as 12 January.

I have wondered about this forever--it's great finally having some answers!!   :)
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Re: Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 10:24:34 AM »
The Greek Orthodox site gives the name day of Anastasia as 22 December. That's a bit off from Holly's date, but considering the differences between Eastern and Western calendars back during the time of the Imperial Family, that's probably correct.
Yes. It was 22 of December/4th of January with the different calendars.
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Re: Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007, 12:26:15 PM »
oh  I READ IT WAS THE 5TH JANUARY

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Re: Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007, 01:56:24 PM »
No, I don't think so, Leah.
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Re: Does Anyone Know When Anastasia's "Name Day" Was?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2007, 07:17:41 PM »
The closest date for a St. Anastasia in the Roman Catholic calendar (she's still mentioned in the Roman Mass BTW  :) ) to our Anastasia's name day is on Christmas Day, 25 December.

I'm thinking it's probably the same St. Anastasia??

This Anastasia, according to my Encyclopedia of Saints is said to have been probably a native of Sirmium, in Pannonia (modern Hungary/Yugoslavia) who was martyred under the Emperor Diocletian (around the year 304). She was allegedly the daughter of a Roman nobleman named Praetextatus, and she married a pagan named Publius, who died while on a mission (?) to Persia (modern Iran). After being widowed, Anastasia helped the local Christian community, she was persecuted by the authorities and later arrested for being a Christian. Legend says that after she was put on a ship with other prisoners, she was miraculously saved from drowning by a St. Theodata!! The prisoners then landed on the island of Palmaria, where they tragically were martyred by being burned to death!  :o St. Anastasia was made patroness of a Roman basilica in Rome during the 6th century.

Like I said--I'm guessing this is the "right" St. Anastasia because her name day in the Roman Catholic Church is 25 December---very close to the 22 December given in the Greek Orthodox Calendar.

Just a little background anyway!  :)
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