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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Q&A – DOES EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH HONORED THE SAINTS OF WESTERN EUROPE? – ANSWERS IN YOUR QUESTIONS

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HEART QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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Question: 
Does Eastern Orthodox Church honored
the Saints of Western Europe?
Q&A
Answer:

Yes! We honor the Saints of Western Europe who lived before the Great Schism of 1054, but is not known to all the local churches.
In ancient times hagiographic directories, biographies and martyrologia were written to be primarily used locally in their own character, and the fame and reputation of a saint locally does not mean that it extended also throughout the Church. So there may be saints honored widely in one region and completely unknown in another, eg, St. Demetrios, who is famous throughout the Eastern Church, yet in the West is not honored at all, and is almost unknown, but this does not mean that he is not a saint. Another example of the modern Church: Many New-Martyrs of Greece (1453-1821) who in Greece are known, yet in Russia are completely unknown, but this does not mean that they are not saints.
Recent years, conscientious efforts have been made from the church and writers Saints Books and Christian books to inform the audience about the saints of the Western Europe who lived before the Great Schism that happened in 1054.
I live in Greece but I love so much the Saints of Western Europe!!
Here are my Eastern Orthodox sites about the Saints of Western Europe:
http://linksjourney.wordpress.com
LINKS JOURNEY – ST BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR OF IRELAND
https://workersectingreece.wordpress.com
FROM WORKER SECT TO ORTHODOXY – ST KEVIN

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