Just to clarify why it's important-- at our house, we celebrate birthdays, Baptismal anniversaries, and namedays. It's not a huge deal, but the kid gets to choose dinner/desert.
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(Okay, I just checked. The feast day for the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the Saturday following the Second Sunday after Pentecost. I can never remember these things. I still can't explain how Easter is determined.)
Mary Beatrice is a beautiful name! My Mary is Mary Caroline. I have to tell you... I'm a believer that little girls named after Our Lady are particularly sweet. Mine sure is!
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How do you all celebrate namedays?
We need to start celebrating namedays in this house!
As a side note, I too love the name Mary. My grandmother Mary was born on August 15th and I have two cousins named Mary. One is Mary Grace...Hail Mary Full of Grace.
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Magdelini has two feast days and she gets a celebration on the first one (the feast if Mary Magdalene in July) and a general nod on the second (the feast of the myrrh bearing women). I think Angelyka has two different days as well. And for Ketavan we celebrate on the feast of St. Queen Ketevan and there is another day dedicated to the all Georgian saints and I think one to the three sainted queens of Georgia.
if I had a Mary I would celebrate on the Dormition of the Theotokos. Which we celbrated this Sunday.
They were all baptized the same day. We don't really celebrate the day but do acknowledge it.
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