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Principles of naming monks

Nicholas Zharkikh

We have two principles of naming:

1, by the name of the saint, which falls on the day of vows;

2, by the name of the saint, which begins with the same letter.

We can firmly say that the monk's name is always chosen by coincidence the initial letter and excluding the names of the saints, which falls on that day. This principle can be traced from the first cases (1206) to the last (1605).

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