Definitions

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  • noun Orthodox Christian custom of honoring a family patron saint celebrated chiefly by the Serbs, but also by some Macedonians, Bulgarians, Croats and Gorani.

Etymologies

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From South Slavic slava / слава, literally "fame, honour".

Examples

  • "slava" - the religious aspect involved the actual cause for the celebration, as each family offered prayers to the Saint of their choosing for watching over them and blessing them

    Vlad Mazek - Vladville Blog

  • The Roumanians of eastern Serbia seem, all of them, to have assumed this custom which the Serbs call the "slava," and those inhabitants, say of Pirot, who did not consider themselves Serbs at the time of their annexation would gradually fall into line with their neighbours and select a saint, if only because the annual "slava" celebration is

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

  • One would therefore do well to look for some other test, and not to follow those people who roundly assert that the man who honours the "slava," and no other man, is a veritable Serb.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

  • For a moment, if you make this dish, you may share my heritage, my traditions, my celebrations … my "slava".

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  • I also want to add that many women prefer not to be independent and do prefer to work with and for other women. slava, on August 31st, 2008 at 2: 05 pm Said:

    solidarity for some? « Bound, Not Gagged

  • Slava, I repeat in my mind, Slava, Slava, what a perfect name for you, because slava means “glory.”

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Slava, I repeat in my mind, Slava, Slava, what a perfect name for you, because slava means “glory.”

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Piedica cea mai mare care ne poate preveni de a privi slava lui este faptul că ceea ce noi oamenii credem că este glorios nu neapărat este privit aşa de Dumnezeu.

    Noi Am Privit Slava Lui (Ioan 1.1-18)

  • Sau oare a privi slava lui Dumnezeu în viaţa lui Isus ne cere să gândim altfel despre slavă, despre glorie?

    Noi Am Privit Slava Lui (Ioan 1.1-18)

  • Oare de ce este important ca noi să înţelegem că slava la care Evanghelia după Ioan se referă nu constă într-o aureolă vizibilă care l-a înconjurat, sau că nu se referă la succesul său?

    Noi Am Privit Slava Lui (Ioan 1.1-18)

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