Justina's Name Day

This year Justina's Name day was on 1st June 2017

Justina is derived from the Latin, 'just'; Justina has a name day of 1st June and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Justin

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

  • Philosophers
  • Virgins (Justina)

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

  • Quill pens
  • A sword
  • A unicorn (Justina)

Historically Famous Justinas

Justin was one of the first Christian philosophers. He was born in 100, in Samaria, to a Greek-speaking family. Justin travelled to Alexandria, the great city of learning, where he studied many different philosophies but was eventually baptized a Christian. He wrote many treatises, some of which survive, and travelled to many countries, preaching the Gospel (as a layman), to pagans and Jews. On his second visit to Rome, he was denounced to the authorities and executed.

Justina was to prove that rightminded women could be equally brave. She was a beautiful pagan princess who was martyred on her way to join the Bishop of Padua. Legend has it that it was her knees which left two dents in the stones of the bridge there, as she knelt to pray for help during her arrest.

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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