«Todays namedays; Aikaterine, Aikaterini, Katerina, Kaiti, Karen, Caren, Carin, Caron, Caronn, Carren, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Caryn, Carynn, Carynne, Karan, Kari, Karin, Karna, Karon, Karren, Karrin, Karryn, Karyn, Kerran, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerrynn, Keryn, Kerynne, Merkourios (source ©: http://www.namedays.gr)»
«Saint Catherine of Alexandria, or Saint Catharine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine (Coptic: Ϯⲁⲅⲓⲁ Ⲕⲁⲧⲧⲣⲓⲛ, Greek: ἡ Ἁγία Αἰκατερίνα ἡ Μεγαλομάρτυς) is, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar, who became a Christian around the age of fourteen, converted hundreds of people to Christianity, and was martyred around the age of 18. More than 1,100 years following her martyrdom, Saint Joan of Arc identified Catherine as one of the Saints who appeared to her and counselled her.» This is from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Alexandria and you can read more there!
As I wrote the other day, the Greek Orthodox cellebrathes namedays much more than birthdays! So if you know a Katerina or a Merkourios send a greeting!
Today reminds me of a great woman who left us this autumn
Katerina Provias former Magic Cars – RIP