Happy name day to all Marias, Marys, Marios,...
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A big day at St Mary’s Cathedral or The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God Its happy name day to all Marias, Marys, Marios, Panàyiotis and Panayiotas who celebrate their name day today August the 15th. In Cyprus and Greece today it is a National holiday. The Greek Orthodox Church recognizes Maria as the Holy Mother and celebrates its memory on both August 15th – when she died – and November 21st when Mary’s parents took her to the Temple for the first time. Panagiotis and Panayiota are popular Greek names deriving from the word Panagia that translates to “all – holy”...
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