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Dec.26th - Orthodox Feasday of the Synaxix of the Holy Mother

Dec.26th - Orthodox Feasday of the Synaxix of the Holy Mother

12/26/2009 8:24:32 AM

SYNAXIS OF THE HOLY MOTHER (HOLY THEOTOKOS in Greek) - also celebrated Dec 26

This Synaxis - which is to say, our coming together to glorify the Theotokos - is celebrated especially in the honour of the Holy Mother, because she gave birth supernaturally to the Son Of God, and thus became the instrument of the salvation of mankind.

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Dec.26th is also St JOseph's Feast Day.

Saint Joseph's Day is marked in some branches of Christianity in honor of Saint Joseph, spouse of Mary and foster-father of Jesus.

  • It is a feast day in Roman Catholicism, falling on 19 March.
  • In the Orthodox Church, the Feast of Saint Joseph falls on the day after Christmas.

 

Name day in Bulgaria of everyone named David or Yosif (BG for Joseph).

 

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