Friday, July 17, 2015

Pray for us!

"Then shall the saints shine like the sun, in the kingdom of their Father." ~ (Mt 13:43).

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Dymphna said...

Does the Roman Catholic Church accept Orthodox canonizations?

elena maria vidal said...

I don't think so. However, we can certainly admire their heroic virtues.

Flambeaux said...

They have not been formally canonized by Rome, but neither have Louis & Marie.

That doesn't stop us from privately cultivating devotion.

Once upon a time it was the popular cult that led to the process of canonization. We have it reversed now, to our detriment as is being demonstrated with the rush to canonization of certain recent popes.

Jodie Wise said...

In Orthodoxy, it is still done in a grassroots manner. Saints are venerated locally before being Glorified by the Church. The Orthodox Church being less legalistic and precise than the Roman Catholic Church, there aren't specific requirements, e.g. a certain number of miracles or incorruption, though if those things are present, it helps the case. Glorification itself is considered a recognition of what already exists, i.e. the Church doesn't "make" a person a saint by canonization/glorifcation. The person IS a saint, and the Church can only officially recognize what already is. Holy Royal Passion-bearers, pray for us!