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Nov 04 2023


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Greek Name Day: Ioanikios, Ioannikios

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 name Ioanikios, also spelt Ioannikios, is derived from Joannicius the Great, a Christian saint , theologian and prophet. Saint Joannicius spent most of his life as a hermit on Mysian Olympus, known today as modern day Turkey. He lived during the reign of the iconoclast, Emperor Theophilos yet bravely devoted his life to ascetic study and monasticism.