- Oct 30 2023
- All Day
Greek Name Day: Markianos
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 Markianos is derived from the Hieromartyr Marcian, Bishop of Syracuse. Marcian was a disciple of Peter, sent to Sicily and settled in a cave near Syracuse. It was in this city that where he successfully spread the word of Christ.