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Melkite saints? #217006
12/15/06 08:22 PM
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Dear brothers,

Someone could tell me which are the saints venerated by Melkite Church
whose cult was developed in the schism?

Thank you!
In Christ,
Philippe Gebara

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Phillipe,

The Melkites venerate all the same saints as the Catholic ans Orthodox. Some question whether we can venerate post-schism saints. We do! +Sayenda Raya, may his memory be eternal, published through Alleluia Press a Menaion. It includes post-schism saints.

Pope John Paul II recognized Saints Gregory Palamas and Seraphim of Sarov. So, it may be a little difficult for Western Catholics to understand.

Generally speaking, local saints are venerated on a local level, and then Universal saints are venerated by all. What this means seems to be unclear. But, most certainly there are Post-schism Orthodox Saints that are venerate by the Melkite Church.

A list would be too lengthly. However, I suggest dily veneration of daily saints according to the Menaion. He can be found here:

Menaion by Most Reverend Joseph Raya

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Thank you very much, Laka Ya Rabb!


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Oh, Laka, do you know when and how our Pope John Paul II recognized Saints Gregory Palamas and Seraphim of Saro?

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Phillippe,

Brother, I cannot tell you exactly about the veneration of our Saints. Sadly, I can only point you to the correct websites. If you can get a copy of Archbishop Raya's Synaxarion or Menaion, you would be able to see the list of Saints commemorated by our Melkite Church.

Someone else might be able to help you out.

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Phillipe,

If you're wondering about saints who were Melkite Greek Catholics, there is Blessed Mariam Baouardy:

http://www.melkite.org/sa33.htm

Dave

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Phillippe,

Pope John Paul II's recognition of Gregory Palamas as a saint occurred in the months following his assasination attempt in 1981. According to Fr. Dennis C. Smolarski's book, How Not to Say Mass, His Holiness refered to him as Saint Gregory Palamas when speaking before a group of Orthodox and Catholics. Fr. Dennis states that this did more to bring about reunion than any theological discussion.

As for Seraphim of Sarov, Pope John Paul refered to him as a saint in his book, Crossing the Threshold of Hope :

"Man achieves the fullness of prayer not when he expresses himself, but he lets God be most fullt present in prayer. The history of mystical prayer in the East and West attests to this: Saint Francis, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross, Saint Iganatius of Loyola and , in the East, Saint Serafim of Sarov and many others." (page 18)

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