Home Events Greek Name Day: Markianos
Greek Name Day: Markianos


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.