Is Eusebius of Caesarea (author of "The History of the Church") counted officially as a saint by the Orthodox Church?
He is much admired for his theological texts (it's hard to find ones other than Ecclesiastical History
, but CCEL
has been adding many). He is not a saint of the Church, however.
If not, why?
Well, not to be mean or anything, but he's not a saint because he's not a saint.
We can't mistake people whose lives happen to be pious, or whose writings we find profound, for saints. Yeah, Saints often have those qualities, but just because you have those qualities it doesn't mean that you are automatically a shoe-in for glorification. I've seen similar questions about certain modern theologians, but useful writings, or even being persecuted, do not necessarily make one a saint. What makes one a saint is, well, saintliness. Maybe his saintliness was great, I don't personally mean to judge him; but in the end the Church has decided to not glorify him, so their united voice through sixteen centuries overrules our individual voices.