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9 years ago  ::  Feb 07, 2009 - 11:05PM #1
Prajna
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Has the Anglican Communion, or even when it was still the CoE, ever canonized a Saint?  How come more people aren't Canonized Saints in TEC/AC?
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9 years ago  ::  Feb 08, 2009 - 10:12AM #2
Prajna
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I know that AC recognizes the Saints from the RC but why haven't they Canonized any Saints?  Surely there have been individuals in the Communion who were deemed by God to be a Saint. 

Do they recognize the Saints up to the split from Rome or do they recognize new Saints that have been Canonized by the RCC?
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9 years ago  ::  Feb 07, 2009 - 11:05PM #3
Prajna
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Has the Anglican Communion, or even when it was still the CoE, ever canonized a Saint?  How come more people aren't Canonized Saints in TEC/AC?
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9 years ago  ::  Feb 08, 2009 - 10:12AM #4
Prajna
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I know that AC recognizes the Saints from the RC but why haven't they Canonized any Saints?  Surely there have been individuals in the Communion who were deemed by God to be a Saint. 

Do they recognize the Saints up to the split from Rome or do they recognize new Saints that have been Canonized by the RCC?
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9 years ago  ::  Feb 08, 2009 - 11:04AM #5
Dutch777
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Praj:
Anglicans / TECies add saints to the liturgical calendar when there is general consensus that so-and-so led a life of Christlike Discipleship and is worthy of imitation and veneration.  We avoid the big, hellzapoppin' rigamarole that the RCC requires.  For us, to get someone by consensus on the liturgical calendar, takes a number of years.  M.L. King made it on the calendar recently.

Here's a list of Anglican, RCC, EO, and OO saints:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_saints:)
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9 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2009 - 1:48PM #6
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Considering that veneration of saints is something that makes an awful lot of the world's Anglicans uncomfortable, it's no real surprise that canonization is not that big of a deal in Anglicanism.

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9 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2009 - 2:51PM #7
Dutch777
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Really?

I didn't know that.

How did you know that?
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9 years ago  ::  Feb 13, 2009 - 10:53AM #8
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Ditto what Dutch wrote.  I'm not aware of Epis/Ang who are uncomfortable with saints. We celebrate many saints' feast days.
Joan

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9 years ago  ::  Feb 13, 2009 - 3:02PM #9
calebevans218
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dutch777 wrote:

Really?

I didn't know that.

How did you know that?


You didn't know that low church Anglicanism exists?

Since a notable number of the world's Anglicans were represented by those who drafted the Jerusalem Declaration, which declares the 39 Articles to be authoritative, this should be rather telling:

XXII. Of Purgatory.
THE Romish doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, worshipping and adoration as well of Images as of Relics, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture; but rather repugnant to the word of God.

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9 years ago  ::  Feb 13, 2009 - 3:35PM #10
Dutch777
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You over-spoke when you stated "Anglicanism" which is why you now have to reduce the claim to "Low Church Anglicanism".  Of course, "High Church Anglicanism" is most fond of saints, exposition of the Sacrament, high-end liturgics, and all those popish practices  which would make the reformers spin in their graves.  So, your statement is inaccurate.

The fact is that our liturgical calendar is loaded with saint's days and observances and more are added as the church's consensus would indicate.
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