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She of the Resurrection
Sunday, July 23, 2017






Anastasia (from Greek ναστασία Greek pronunciation: [a.na.sta.'si.a]; also spelled Anastasiya, Annastasia, Ánnstas, Anastazia, Anastazja, Anastacia or Annastatia) is a name bestowed to women and the feminine equivalent of the male name Anastasius. The name is of Greek origin, coming from the Greek word anastasis (Ancient Greek: νάστασις), meaning "resurrection". It is a popular name in Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia, where it was the most used name for decades until 2008, when its place was taken by Sophia. It is still heavily used.

The name Anastasia was created during the early days of Christianity and was abundantly given to Greek children born in December and around Easter. It was established as the female form (Greek: ναστασία) of the male name Anastasius (Greek: ναστάσιος Anastasios Greek pronunciation: [a.na.'sta.si.os]), and has the meaning of "she/he of the resurrection". It is the name of several early saints; including Anastasia of Sirmium, a central saint from the 2nd century who is commemorated during the second Mass on Christmas Day each year according to the traditional calendar of the Roman Catholic Church and on December 22 according to the one of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The name can also be written as Anastasiya, Annastasia, Anastacia, or Annastatia. Slavic diminutives include Nastya, as well as various hypocoristics: Nastenka, Nastyusha, Nastyona, and Nastja (Serbian, Slovenian).
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The only Anastasia I ever met in my 75 years is Anastasia Milne whose photograph you see here. I believe that it was not her original name and that she chose it later in life. Since the meaning of the name is “she of the resurrection” it would seem that it was the right choice for her.

I took the photograph with a 6x9 cm German Gevabox. For more info here.



     

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4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

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5/21/17 - 5/28/17

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6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17