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(masculine) Pantelimon


This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Panteleḯmon (Παντελεήμων)” (Greek: Panteleímonas’ Παντελεήμονας’), composed of two elements: “pâs (πᾶς) pánta (πάντᾰ)” (always, all, every, each, whole) plus “éleos (ἔλεος) eleéō (ἐλεέω) eleḗmōn (ἐλεήμων)” (have pity on, show mercy to, compassion). In turn, the name means “compassionate, most merciful.” Historically, the use of the name Pantaleon is linked to the cult of St. Pantaleon, whose reverence also extends outside of Italy: in Greece, for example, the saint is known as “Panteleimon” (Παντελεήμων). The feast day, associated with Eastern Orthodox saints, is traditionally celebrated on July 27. St. Panteleimon Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery built on the southwest side of the peninsula of Mount Athos in Macedonia, Northern Greece. It is often referred to as “Russian” and does have historical and liturgical ties to the Russian Orthodox Church; nevertheless, like all the other monastic settlements on Mount Athos, the monastery is under the direct ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, and all its monks are citizens of Greece, usually naturalized.

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