The Christian names
From the first centuries, Christians started to give their children the names of saints. The Church is keen on naming children at baptism after saints, so that the child seeks their intercession, follows their example, and celebrates their feast.
This matter is of great importance because it preserves the faith and translates it into a holy life.
O Lord, help us sanctify our families by your Holy Spirit.
Patriarch John X Receives…
Statement Issued by the Holy…