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« on: January 25, 2013, 10:36:42 AM »

What are the steps required for one to be declared a saint in the Orthodox Church?
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 10:42:48 AM »

People start venerating some person. Church confirms it and regulates (icons are painted, prayers written, date of commemoration set, other local Churches are informed). That's all.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 11:26:35 AM »

People start venerating some person. Church confirms it and regulates (icons are painted, prayers written, date of commemoration set, other local Churches are informed). That's all.

Church confirms it... does this mean that the confirmation must be made by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I?

Or any Orthodox Bishop can do it, and the same is conveyed to other Orthodox Churches (Russian, Ukrainian...etc)?

Which one?
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 11:33:53 AM »

People start venerating some person. Church confirms it and regulates (icons are painted, prayers written, date of commemoration set, other local Churches are informed). That's all.

Church confirms it... does this mean that the confirmation must be made by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I?

Or any Orthodox Bishop can do it, and the same is conveyed to other Orthodox Churches (Russian, Ukrainian...etc)?

Which one?

Each local church's Holy Synod (not single bishops) glorifies their own saints. The other local churches then accept that.

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 05:30:01 PM »

I'm still waiting for a Mexican Saint or an urban Saint from the slums of like San Francisco or Oakland.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 07:54:16 PM »

That is one way, the other way is to be martyred.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 10:18:49 PM »

Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Christ, and let come what may.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 10:31:49 PM »

What are the steps required for one to be declared a saint in the Orthodox Church?


I don't know ... regular attendance?..
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 11:18:54 PM »

I'm still waiting for a Mexican Saint or an urban Saint from the slums of like San Francisco or Oakland.

James....

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You crack me up....

Me too brother.   Totally possible, and would be very interesting. "A saint from the hood".   Somehow though, and icon with a souped up hoopty with hydraulics in the background just doesn't seem like it would fit.

However, I really think it is possible though. We are all God's children even if in the "hood".  I hope there is a saint someday from an American hood.
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