Clement's Name Day

This year Clement's Name day is on 23rd November 2018

Clement is derived from the Latin, 'merciful'; Clement has a name day of 23rd November and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.
This name is a truly ancient name from which numerous variations have been derived as shown below (NB The M or F in brackets are Male or Female orientated names)

Saint Clement, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Lighthouses
  • Stonecutters
  • Blacksmiths

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Clement has the following symbols associated

  • A fountain
  • An anchor
  • A tiara
  • A maniple
  • A marble temple in the sea

Historically Famous Clements

The Clement from whom all other St Clements take their name was the fourth Pope, coming after Peter, Linus and Cletus. St Irenaeus tells us that '[Clement] had seen and consorted with the blessed apostles'; he may be the Clement mentioned in Philippians 4:3, but we do not know very much about his life. What we do have is his letter to the Corinthians, dealing with the troubled affairs of their Church. Legends abound about him being sent to the marble mines of Russia and eventually martyred by being tied to an anchor and thrown into the sea. It is said that his tomb on the sea bed, made by angels, can be seen once a year at exceptionally low tides.

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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