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Oct 27 2023


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Greek Name Day: Nestor

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 Greek name Nestor derives from Nestor the Martyr of Thessaloniki. Saint Nestor was a disciple of Great-Martyr Dimitrios, and Saint Claudia Procula, wife of Pontius Pilate .He remained faithful to Christ after gaining the advice of his teacher to remain faithful until the end. Nestor was martyred, slain by a sword as he could not bear to listen to the pagans mocking christianity