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Offline Alpo

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Veneration of Western Saints
« on: September 10, 2011, 08:10:02 AM »
I've been asked to write an article about veneration of Western Saints in the Eastern Orthodox Church so I'm looking for some background information about the issue. I'll probably include biography of some Saint but for know I'm looking for some historical background so any recommendation of articles, books, websites etc. are appreciated.

I've understood that while there has always been some Western Saints in Eastern calendars there is also some kind of more modern movement to revive the veneration of pre-Schism Western Sainst forgotten by Eastern Christians started by St. John of San Francisco and continued by St. Herman of Alaska monastery. Am I correct? Are there any other concrete factors or persons who advocated the revival of veneration of Western Saints? Also, is the Russian church the only local church that has concretely instituted new feasts for Western Saints?

What about WRO? Do they have some kind of special emphasis on veneration of Western Saints? Do they have different calendar from the Byzantine calendar?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and ideas.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2011, 08:11:42 AM by Alpo »
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Re: Veneration of Western Saints
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 11:03:07 AM »
Fr. Seraphim Rose also advocated Western saints and translated St. Gregory of Tours' Vita Patrum.

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Re: Veneration of Western Saints
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 11:31:05 AM »
Alpo,

I'm positive that if you look around we've discussed and gave information about several Pre-schism saints from Great Britain, and Ireland.. and also from the Scandinavian countries.  Just do a "search" up there at the top of the OC.net screen..
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