Posted by Niki on July 20, 2001 at 23:12:58:
In Reply to: Re: Orthodox naming rules posted by Joanna on July 15, 2001 at 04:16:42:
Joanna, you are absolutely correct.......
Christina, there are no RULES!!! Society has implemented their own ideas and unfortunately, everyone else seems to follow behind, truly believing that these are RULES. Unfortunately, more people should learn to think for themselves and not follow the herd.
Please try to remember that there is a difference between orthodox belief and society belief. For example, it is orthodox belief to go to church and pray and truly believe in your God and worship him......but who said we have to wear our best fur coat, or our brand new dress, or pile on the jewellry, etc....all this is a show for society, unfortunately, people have turned this into part of the orthodox belief.
In actuallity the bible states that you should be in your purest form.....but unfortunately, the women with the bright RED lipstick going up for communion, have missed that part.
: : Hello,
: : My husband and I named our baby girl COnstantina Maria, but recently someone told us we should have it the other way around, Maria Constantina, because Mary (the Virgin Mary) should come first.
: : Has anyone heard of this rule? Should we change it?
: : Thanks for your help!
: I have never heard of such a thing! There are NO "rules"! Don't listen to people's idle and thoughtless chatter. You've given your daughter two beautiful christian names. They're beautiful just the way they are as "Constantina Maria". It does not matter one "iota" which name is first. (And no the Virgin Mary does not mind one bit!! She prefers that we focus on striving to be true and proper christians just as she and her beloved Son want us to be.)
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