A very happy name day to H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna!


A very happy name day to Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia.  Today, August 4th, (July 22, old style) is celebrated the feast of The Holy Myrrh-Bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene.

The Holy Myrrh-Bearer and Isapostle Mary Magdalene, Troparion, Tone I —
The honorable Mary Magdalene followed after Christ,/ Who for our sake was born of the Virgin,/ keeping His precepts and laws./ Wherefore, celebrating thy most holy memory today,// through thy supplications we receive remission of sins.

To the Grand Duchess, many years!