Monday, May 12

Saint Emilia...

Somehow, I totally forgot to post about Saint Emilia on her feastday (May 8th). I am very honored to be named for this saint as she was a wonderful example of wife and mother!

Troparion
(Tone 1)

Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O Mother Emilia; for thou didst carry the cross and follow Christ. By example and precept thou didst teach us to ignore the body because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.

This icon of Saint Emilia was done by my friend, Paul Drozdowski, a wonderful Iconographer. He also wrote this icon of Saint Emilia that we have in our icon corner.

9 comments:

mat2820b said...

May I please ask (very respectfully) what part the 'saints' play in your beliefs? Do you pray to them, or just acknowledge the goodness of their lives? Also, what is your namesday? Is that your birthday? Regards, Jen.

mat2820b said...

oops! Never mid about the namesday question. *smile* Next time I'll read the links first!

Emma said...

Don't worry about it! :) I forgot that I had described it in last years post and was planning on writing a new post!

Michelle Melania said...

That is a beautiful icon! Happy belated Namesday!

Meg said...

Happy belated Nameday, Matushka! What a wonderful icon this is!

(By the way, you should see the word verification I just had to type in -- it looked like my stepfather's last name, which is Polish...) ;-)

Rachel said...

Very beautiful! your friend is a very good iconographer indeed.

Mimi said...

Happy, Happy Namesday! If I'd have had a girl, I wanted to use Amelia after my Great-Grandmother, so the name is near and dear to my heart.

Milehimama said...

I didn't know there was a St. Emilia! My daughter has that name, but I named her for St. Jerome Emiliani.

Matuska Eufemia said...

Christ is risen!
I just discovered this blog and I am very pleased riding your articles and writings:)
May that Saint Emilia blessed you for ever!
I will be very happy if we could exchange information about the Orthodox churches from our countries: Romania and America.
I'm hugging you with "saint embrace".

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