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New Saint
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:17:06 AM »
On Monday December 3, 2012 Nikephoros the Leper, who reposed on 4 January 1964, was canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Below is a brief life of the newly-glorified Saint Nikephoros written by Monk Simon in the book Nikephoros the Leper: The Radiant Athlete of Patience (Athens, 2007 [Greek])...

Not sure how they managed to do it.

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Re: New Saint
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 02:24:37 AM »
Not sure how they managed to do it.

What do you mean?
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Re: New Saint
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 02:28:57 AM »
Not sure how they managed to do it.

What do you mean?

It's 8:30 in Istanbul now and there is written they've done this today. When?
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Re: New Saint
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 02:31:28 AM »
Not sure how they managed to do it.

What do you mean?

It's 8:30 in Istanbul now and there is written they've done this today. When?

Well, they might have held a real all-night vigil.  :)
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Re: New Saint
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 02:56:02 AM »
Not sure how they managed to do it.

What do you mean?

It's 8:30 in Istanbul now and there is written they've done this today. When?
The synod meets at the beginning of the month.  The also may already decided to do it & now it's just the final vote.  Not sure of the process here.
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Re: New Saint
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 07:30:30 AM »
So he lost his parents while he was still a child and got sick with leprosy while he was just a teenager and despite of that he managed to become a Saint. If my childhood was similar to his I would have probably turned into a militant Atheist.

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Re: New Saint
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 07:54:20 AM »
I'm glad. But I cannot understand how could Saint Nikephoros the Leper be canonized, but the canonization of Elder Joseph the Hesychast who is quite more famous and who reposed five years earlier than Saint Nikephoros is still in process...:l. Does somebody know how the ecumenical patriarchate choose the priority??
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Re: New Saint
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 01:08:33 AM »
I'm glad. But I cannot understand how could Saint Nikephoros the Leper be canonized, but the canonization of Elder Joseph the Hesychast who is quite more famous and who reposed five years earlier than Saint Nikephoros is still in process...:l. Does somebody know how the ecumenical patriarchate choose the priority??

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Re: New Saint
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »
I'm glad. But I cannot understand how could Saint Nikephoros the Leper be canonized, but the canonization of Elder Joseph the Hesychast who is quite more famous and who reposed five years earlier than Saint Nikephoros is still in process...:l. Does somebody know how the ecumenical patriarchate choose the priority??

God doesn't go by how famous a person is.  Sometimes, someone humble who hardly anyone has ever heard of could be a greater saint than another saint, more well known.

That having been said, (St) Joseph the Hesychast was also well known for his humility.  I doubt he'd begrudge a leper monk being glorified first. :-)

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Re: New Saint
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 01:48:27 PM »
I guess his feast day will be January 4th?