Timothy's Name Day

This year Timothy's Name day was on 24th January 2017

Timothy is derived from the Greek, 'honour to God'; Timothy has a name day of 24th January 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 Timothy, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • People with digestive disorders

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

  • A club and stones
  • A broken image of the goddess Diana.

Historically Famous Timothys

St Paul writes to Timothy with such obvious and avuncular affection that it is hard not to feel it too, although we know only a little about him. Indeed, Paul ends his second letter to TImothy with a moving appeal for his company. From Acts and Paul's letters we know that he was Jewish through his mother, Eunice, but had a Greek father. Although Eunice and her mother, Lois, were Christians and had brought TImothy up as a Christian too, Paul himself gave TImothy instruction in the faith, and also circumcised him, in order to show the Jewish Christians that Christianity was not radically anti-Jewish, but a fulfilment of everything they believed in. Later, TImothy was given charge over the Church at Ephesus and is thought to have been its first bishop. Some say that he was beaten to death for his opposition to the pagan festivities in honour of their goddess and great tourist attraction, Diana.

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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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