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Oct 07 2022


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Greek Name Day: Polychronis, Polychronios

Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries. On this day, the holy person is celebrated, as well as anyone named after this person.  Often, these celebrations are more important than birthdays.

The Greek names Polychronis and Polychronios come from the Holy Martyr Polychronios the Presbyter, who was the son of a landowner raised in Christian piety. With the money he earned from working in a vineyard, he built a church devoted to Christ. Saint Polychronios participated in the acts of the First Ecumenical Council, a meeting of bishops and authorities ruling the Christian doctrine. He was murdered by Arians at the altar of the church.