Today is Constantine’s and Hellen’s Name Day
May 21st is the name day of Saint Constantine and Saint Helen. Saint Helen was born inDhrepanon of Bithynia in Asia Minor, in the mid-3rd century A.D. She was the mother of Constantine the Great. Constantine the Great was a Roman Emperor and the first Emperor of Byzantium, who solidified the freedom of religion and promoted the Christian faith, which until then had been persecuted.
During her pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Saint Helen stopped at the island of Paros and made a vow to built a church, if she discovered the True Cross of Jesus’s crucifixion. According to the tradition, the Panagia Ekatontapyliani Church in Paros was built by the Emperor Constantine the Great, in order to honor the desire of his mother.
This year, surprise your beloved friends, who celebrate their name day, with gifts with your personal “touch” or dedication, that will remain “indelible“ in time.