Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Name Day, Rostislav! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Rostislav. Happy Name Day, Rostislav!
The name Rostislav is of Czech origin and means "to usurp glory".

Saint Rastic or Rastiz (in modern Slovak Rastislav) was the second ruler of Great Moravia between 846 until his death in 870.  He was canonized in October 1994 by the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church.  His feast day is May 11.

Prince Ratislav