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Today is the feast day of Saint Nikon! In the Eastern Orthodox Church saints have a great importance and each saint has their special day. The 26 of November is Saint Nikon 

I didn’t realize that there was a saint Nikon until I passed a village named Agios Nikon (Agios means saint in Greek) in the southern Mani on the Peloponese (Greece).
Here is a photo of the road sign at the entrance of the village to prove it all: https://www.west-crete.com/dailypics/photos3/agios-nikon.jpg

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NEAT

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he must have been canonized then

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david wr wrote:

he must have been canonized then

Brilliant !

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Is Nikon a proper name in Greek? Possibly a variant of Nikola/Nikolas, which, I think, is a Croatian first name, with variants everywhere.

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rhlpetrus wrote:

Is Nikon a proper name in Greek? Possibly a variant of Nikola/Nikolas, which, I think, is a Croatian first name, with variants everywhere.

The etymology is not the same (Nikon is written with omega, not omicron so Νικων) so no relation to Nikolas (who has his feast day on the 6th of December so definitely considered another saint).

I must say that I was not aware of saint Nikon until I saw this road sign last June

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david wr wrote:

he must have been canonized then

:-)))))

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Whois wrote:

Today is the feast day of Saint Nikon! In the Eastern Orthodox Church saints have a great importance and each saint has their special day. The 26 of November is Saint Nikon

In addition to Saint Nikon, there was also a Patriarch Nikon, who was the most important figure in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church. He lived in the 1600s. There's quite a lot of scholarship on him.

Another high Russian Orthodox official named Nikon played a small role in the Russian Revolution 250 years later. I can't remember his rank. Maybe a Metropolitan? And there was an Archbishop Nikon in the U.S. in the 20th century; I suspect many Russian Orthodox clergymen adopt the name in honor of either the saint or the Patriarch, or both.

Sometimes Patriarch Nikon will show up randomly in Google searches about the camera company, but it has to be a pretty oddly worded search. I'm prone to those.

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Now I know who to ask for help with my photography.

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Twitchly wrote:

Now I know who to ask for help with my photography.

Tony Northrup?

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What a great find! NT

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