I guess I am trying to understand why a person who considers my Church to be schismatic would concern himself with whether any of my Church's members are made saints in the modern era. I know that there are many who are worthy, such as the priest of my grandfather's village, who was doused with kerosene and burned alive during the Genocide. I guess I am trying to figure out why that is a concern of this poster, and why it would be brought up in this thread.
And the "800 years" number is a bit inaccurate. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking of St. Gregory of Datev, who reposed in the 1400's.
It was during the Ottoman era that the Church was not able to canonize saints. Now we find ourselves in a different era, and the Church is trying to figure out how to go about reviving the process. It used to be a rather "bottom up" process, rather than the "top down" process that one finds in many modern Churches. Someone would be venerated at the local level, and then as his veneration spread, he would just get added to the calendar. From what I understand, there was no formal process like one finds in the Chalcedonian Churches.
Whatever. I just don't get why that is relevant to this thread.