The day of the angel is the day of the heavenly patron of man. In another way, this day is called name day, that is, it is the day of the saint, under whose name the person was baptized.
On November 18, Gregory, Timofey and Dorofey celebrate their name days.
In tsarist Russia, name days were more significant than birthday. The day began with a visit to the church and ended with a noisy home celebration.
It is on November 18 that the Orthodox world remembers Gregory the Illuminator, who died at the end of the 3rd century - this is the day of his memory, and the name day of the men named in his honor. The name Gregory comes from the Greek and means "cheerful". People named by this name always try to be correct in everything. They are very sensitive and vulnerable, they can be easily taken out of mental balance, even by simply choosing a cold, seemingly indifferent tone in a conversation.
Gregory is always gallant and well-mannered, and due to the natural calmness he is also balanced. However, he is very sensitive to attempts to get the best of them, do not tolerate dependence and obligations. This is probably why representatives of this name are best self-actualizing in photography, engineering and journalism.
The name Timothy comes from the Greek and means "worshiping God." In Orthodoxy, Timothy is revered - a disciple and most zealous collaborator of the holy Apostle Paul. It is believed that the owners of this name are very sociable, and, accordingly, have many friends and acquaintances. They say about such "the soul of the company." He is not at all vindictive and not conflicting, and therefore easily fits into any company or team.
In his work, Timofey is very accurate and never leaves things unfinished. Has good leadership skills. In addition, he easily adapts to various emergency situations and, if necessary, will easily master a new profession if necessary.
Dorofey never acts impulsively. His actions are always thoughtful and practical.
The name Dorotheos, whose bearers also celebrate the day of the angel in November, comes from Greek and means “gift of the Gods”. The character of the representatives of this name is rather difficult and conflicting, which affects his sociability and friendliness. In addition, they are quite demanding of themselves and those around them.
Among the positive qualities, one can note an incredible desire for knowledge, which allows him to successfully achieve any goals and aspirations. The owner of this name is very proud. He is always very jealous of the success of others and tries with all his might to surpass his peers, or at least be on the same level with them.