Angel Day - how to find out the exact date?
How to determine the exact date of the day of the Angel - any person who had thought about the meaning of his name at least once thought about this question. Angel's Day or, in other words, the name day, namespace in no way be confused with the name of the holiday or the day of his birth. This holiday, which sounds differently, is associated with the memory of the saint whose name a person wears.
In antiquity in Russia, the name of the child was given according to the calendar, according to the church calendar, on the day of the saint in which the baby was born. The parents of the child sincerely hoped that their child would live his life worthy of the name by which he was named.
After many years and a long period of atheism in Russia, such traditions have almost been forgotten, and only a few modern families choose a name for their child according to the Orthodox calendar.
Today, parents call the child according to their taste and preferences, and then, as an adult, the person himself is looking for information about the patron saint, whose name he bears, andexact date of your angel day.
To determine the date, you should look at the church calendar.If it has several dates of memory of the saint whose name you bear, then the day of the Angel will be the closest one after the day of your birth.
Many people consider the day of the Angel to be a holiday honoring their guardian angel, but this is an erroneous opinion. St. Theodore of Edessa spoke of this in the following way:.
The guardian angel sent by God to all the baptized people protects a person throughout his life, helps in good deeds and fills our soul with love for the Lord. Holy saints, whose name we bear, are prayer books before God for our souls.
Saint Silouan the Athonite said:.
Orthodox people on the day of the Angel try to visit the temple, confess, take communion. The most correct thing on this day in his prayer is to thank the patron saint. After all, it is he who accompanies you throughout life, prays for you and protects you.