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« on: October 14, 2013, 09:03:48 PM »

Hey everyone, Peace of Christ to all.

Does anyone know why St. Demiana  is not known among the Western Christians or among E.O??

Was she canonized later after the schism? She did suffer under Diocletian. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 10:25:36 PM »

Hey everyone, Peace of Christ to all.

Does anyone know why St. Demiana  is not known among the Western Christians or among E.O??

Was she canonized later after the schism? She did suffer under Diocletian. Thanks.

Generally, early martyrs aren't canonized, they're simply added to the list. And there's no authoritative complete list of Eastern Orthodox (or even Roman Catholic saints) that I know of. Oftentimes, even ancient saints have only a local veneration. That's not at all to say others don't recognize them as saints, but sanctoral calendars are by and large local things. (Then there are those saints who fall out of public veneration, being forgotten or superseded by others.)

Wikipedia says Empress St. Helen built a church over her tomb. I couldn't find anything else in a cursory search. But if she comes to the attention of those who make calendars of saints--ones which have a lot--she may be added.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 10:40:07 PM »

Wikipedia says Empress St. Helen built a church over her tomb. I couldn't find anything else in a cursory search. But if she comes to the attention of those who make calendars of saints--ones which have a lot--she may be added.

I should think that you'd have to look up specifically Coptic sources for more information on her. As Pharaoh417 points out, she is not known to the Western or E.O. churches. I am not even sure if she is venerated in other OO churches outside of the Coptic (I've never heard anything about that from my Ethiopian or Armenian friends, so I'm thinking she isn't). You can read about her life and martyrdom in the Coptic synaxarium, which records her martyrdom on Toba 13.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 11:39:37 PM »

St Demiana is the saint I wrote about hereSmiley
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