- Nov 02 2024
- All Day
Greek Name Day: Elpidiforos, Elpidoforos, Elpidiphorus, Elpidifora, Elpidofora, Elpidiphora
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 names Elpidiforos, Elpidoforos, Elpidiphorus, Elpidifora, Elpidofora and Elpidiphora derive from Saint Elpidephorus, who suffered martyrdom in Persia alongside 7,000 other christians. His death occurred at the time of King Sapor the second from 310 to 381. The saints were Sapor’s courtiers, and were secret Christins. Envious pagans denounced them to the king, sentencing them to torture and beheadings.