Advice 1: How to find your patron Saint

Holy patron is given to each person at baptism. If the person is not baptized, he does not have not only Holy patron Saint, but also a guardian angel. A celebration in honor of the Holy patron called the birthday party, or at Church, a name day. This holiday does not have to coincide with the birthday person.
How to find your patron Saint
You will need
  • - the calendar
  • - the Church calendar
Instruction
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At baptism each person named Church name. It is given in honor of one of the saints, and this Saint becomes the patron Saint of the person. Currently, at baptism the person usually already has a name, then in the calendar choose the Holy, in honor of which will be used for naming. This is done as follows: if the saints name a few, according to the Church calendar is determined by the closest birthday to take the person to the day of memory of the Saint with that name.
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It is this Holy and the Holy becomes the heavenly patron of the baptized, and the day of his memory, as defined by the calendar becomes a Saint's day or name day. The same rule applies in case if the person was already baptized, but does not remember or does not know, in honor of the Saint it was named.
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Do not forget that a birthday is not a birthday party, Church feast, day of remembrance of the Holy heavenly patron. A few centuries ago in Russia a birthday is not celebrated at all, instead they celebrated the name-day.
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If the baptized are the names that are not in the calendar of the Orthodox Church, that it may cause some difficulties (for example: Victoria, Hayley, Arthur, Edward, etc.). If in the calendar there is a similar name, fit, the problem is easily solvable. Svetlana at baptism will be named Photinia ("fotos" Greek. – "light"), and Victoria will be named Nike (Greek "Nike" – "victory"). But in the other case, when the analog you can not pick up, choosing a name is given to parents or to the baptized.
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According to ancient tradition, his nameday is necessary to go to Church, to pray, to confess and to partake of the Holy Mysteries. You can order a prayer to his Holy patron.
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Often confused heavenly patron and guardian angel. This should not be done, because an angel is a bodiless spirit, which is near a man all of his life from baptism to death. He protects from evil and helps in creation of good deeds. Then as the heavenly patron is Saint or Saint, famous for his exploits in the spiritual life, whose names are given to people at baptism. It is to them we have to pay with the prayers and requests.

Advice 2: How to determine patron Saint

The patron Saint request prayer intercession before God. In angel's day (name day), when faced with the celebrations in honor chosen as a patron Saint, it is desirable to communion and confess. The patron Saint person considered Holy, whose name he received at baptism, or which he chose for themselves.
How to determine patron Saint
Instruction
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Find your baptismal certificate or in its absence, the entry in the journal ritual of the Church where you were baptized. People who have gone through the rite of baptism, receives the name present in the Orthodox calendar. Thus, it becomes the heavenly patron Saint of the same name, the day of remembrance which falls on the first day after the day of birth. This day in the future will be called the day of the birthday.
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In determining its patron Saint miss in the calendar the names of the martyrs, as Holy shall be glorified (canonized) until the date of your baptism. If the name you received at birth, does not belong to any of the canonized saints, at baptism you will receive more, closest in meaning or sound. If analogue do not get to choose, the choice of name made by the parents or he okrashenii.
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Consult your spiritual father or parish priest, who confess, if the saints name a few, and you don't know which one you should choose as your patron Saint. Clergyman can he "assign" you to a particular Saint or to name the criteria on which you will be able to make a choice.
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Select the Saint, whose memory day closest to the day of your birth, or just the most "popular" among the same name. A more serious approach to the solution of this question you should read the lives of all the saints, and to choose someone who is closer to you and with whom you feel a spiritual kinship.
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Make your heavenly patron Saint, the patron of your profession, to enlist his help in the work. In this case, choose the Saint, whose activities are closest to your specialty. Holy, time-honoured in your family or in the locality in which you reside, chosen as heavenly patrons, will help to achieve harmony in the home and will protect family ties.

Advice 3: How to find out the name of your guardian angel

The guardian angel is each person, he always with him. It is not visible, but at times the angel's presence is well felt. Each guardian angel has a name, and it can be found. There are several ways, you only need to choose the more convenient.
How to find out the name of your guardian angel
To the angelguardian can be accessed at any time. However, it is better to establish communication with him before that. It is possible to obtain advice, guidance, tips. You can find out the name of the guardian angel, so communication will go to another level, and he will always respond.

Mechanical letter


To learn the name of their guardian angel through mechanical writing. This will need to sit at the table to put in front of a blank sheet of paper, take a pencil or a pen, to be in a trance, encourage him to ask questions. The angel himself will write his name, by the hand of man. It is important to remember that it may be quite unusual, so not worth a set of letters to be nonsense, because being of divine origin can no longer make contact. Better to focus on the name and a few times pronounce it to yourself, you may be able to find a sense in it. It is likely that the letters will be completely unfamiliar. In this case, you need to know what alphabet they belong to. Later, you can read the name of the angel correctly.

Meditation


Meditation will help to know the name of your guardian angel. This will need to start practicing it, otherwise nothing will happen. The essence of meditation is that the whole body relaxed. This is what you need to do to get in touch with the heavenly essence. Once you are able to relax your body and clear your head of thought, I should call your guardian angel. Perhaps he will answer the call and come into contact. In this case you would have to know his name. If the first time did not work, you should try again, as it happens that person was being relaxed, or his mind flies a lot of extraneous thoughts that interfere with focus. It is important to know that the angel could not answer during the meditation, but will send a reply later in the form of a symbol, so you need to be able to read the signs.

Sleep


If you are unable to learn the name of a guardian angel through meditation, you can ask him to say his name in her sleep. This should relax count from 50 to 1 and ask question. As a rule, after the person falls asleep, because the bill will enter into a state of sleep. In the morning, after waking up you should try to remember all the details of the dream. Remember that angels communicate with people with signs, so sleep should be carefully analyzed, then we will be able to know the answer to your question.

The calendar


Relax could not to each person, and signs may notice, not all, but that does not mean that it is not possible to know the name of your guardian angel. You can do simply looking at the Calendar. It is such a Church book in which there is a list in calendar order all Christian saints on their days of remembrance. Only need to find a Saint who is remembered on the day of your birth. His name and will have an angel who protects you.

Advice 4: How to find your patron

The name of the person in Orthodoxy displays a sacrament is unique, precious identity, it implies a personal communion with God. The power of the name is so great that, for example, the Holiness of icons is valid only if the face of the Holy "confirmed" his written name.
get to know your patron
Instruction
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The tradition to name children after Orthodox saints is rooted in the times of Ancient Rus. The child was named after the Saint, whose memory is celebrated on the eighth after the birth of a baby day (the eighth day – a special Orthodox symbol of the Kingdom of heaven).
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Later, this tradition began to leave, and the parents gave the child the name of that Saint, the life and business of which were particularly close to them and respectful of them. This Saint became the patron Saint of the baby. It was believed that the patron sends a special grace on people that bears his name.
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In our time, the tradition of the Name day (the celebration of the Day angel of the day of remembrance of the Holy patron) only reborn. How to find out who their patron saints have, and what day we celebrate his birthday?
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If a person's name is in Christmas, you can choose any of the Saint, whose memory is celebrated on the nearest day after the birth or baptism of the person. If the name is not Christmas, need to go to the Church where he was baptized. There must be tapes of the procedure of baptism and the name of the Saint patron.
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If you cannot appeal to the Church, it is possible to choose a Saint as a patron. You need to study the lives of the saints, choose the closest in looks and Holy deeds.
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The acts of the Saint, in life, you can choose a patron of a particular profession. For example, the seafarers from ancient times honored the Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker. It is believed that prayer to the Holy patron gives strength in a difficult situation.
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Needless to say that the believer is well acquainted with the way of life of his patron Saint and holds an icon at home with his face. The life of the Holy patron Saint as an example and source of inspiration.

Advice 5: How to choose a patron Saint

Every baptized person has a patron Saint, who is the intercessor, the intercessor before God. His choice is not random and may depend on the person's birth date, the name that was given to him by the parents, and even from the profession. Thus, the Christian may even be a few patron saints.
How to choose a patron Saint
Instruction
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Before my name matches the name of the heavenly patron, the newborn received in the Church. It was given on the eighth day after birth according to the Church calendar. On the fortieth day was the rite of baptism. Today, the naming ritual takes place in the day of the baptism. If the parents adhere to the calendar when you select a name, its patron Saint will be the Saint, his namesake, whose birthday coincides with the day of birth of the baby.
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According to the righteous of the Church, choosing a name is the date of birth of the child, the date of his baptism, in the interval between them and in three days after the baptism. Saints say about that, like date of birth, the name of the child is in the hands of God and his patron Saint is given to him by God.
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If the name was not chosen for the calendar, or baptized, is already an adult, then his backers will become a Saint, after whom it is named (the closest birthday or the most revered) and the one in whose day he was baptized.
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The patron Saint can be, and traditionally worshipped in the family of the Saint. This is due to the fact that "churched" people whose faith is really strong, do personal prayer contact with one or another Holy man. Usually, in such families several generations in which children were given that name. It is believed that the baby received its name not only according to Church tradition, but by faith and love to a particular Saint, gets, thus, his special protection.
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Holy patron, you can choose consciously in the acquired profession. He is determined in his acts, which coincide with the activities that characterize a particular specialty. So, Nicholas is the patron Saint of sailors, Saint great Martyr Varvara – the miners and all workers in the mining industry.
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Very effective protection of local saints. If there in your area lived a canonized Saint, healing people, and your profession – doctor, select it as their Holy patron.
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