Canonization and Beatification
Canonization and Beatification
According to some writers the origin in the Catholic Church is to be traced back to the ancient pagan apotheosis

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  • Beatification and Canonization — • According to some writers the origin in the Catholic Church is to be traced back to the ancient pagan apotheosis Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Beatification and Canonization     Beatification and Canoni …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Beatification — Be*at i*fi*ca tion (b[ e]*[a^]t [i^]*f[i^]*k[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. b[ e]atification.] The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp., in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and declaring that a deceased person is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canonization of Josemaría Escrivá — History of the Cause of CanonizationAccording to the Vatican, here is the chronology of the process of canonization:From death to beatification*1975 1980: After Escriva s death on June 26, 1975, the Postulation for the Cause of his beatification… …   Wikipedia

  • beatification — [bɪˌatɪfɪ keɪʃ(ə)n] noun (in the Roman Catholic Church) declaration by the Pope that a dead person is in a state of bliss, constituting a first step towards canonization and permitting public veneration …   English new terms dictionary

  • Beatification and canonisation of Pope John Paul II — Beatification of John Paul II Pope John Paul II reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City for almost 27 years. Since his death on 2 April 2005, many thousands of people have been supporting the case for… …   Wikipedia

  • beatification — [bē at΄ə fi kā′shən] n. [Fr béatification < MFr: see BEATIFY] 1. a beatifying or being beatified 2. R.C.Ch. a) investigation, now formal, of whether a deceased person should be publicly declared to be in heaven and so entitled to some public… …   English World dictionary

  • Canonization — For other uses, see Canonization (disambiguation). Icon of St. Cyprian of Carthage, who urged diligence in the process of canonization. Canonization (or canonisation) is the act by which a Christian church declares a deceased person to be a saint …   Wikipedia

  • canonization — See canonize. * * * Official act of a Christian church declaring a deceased member worthy of veneration and entering his or her name in the canon (authorized list) of saints. The cult of local martyrs was widespread in the early church, and by… …   Universalium

  • Beatification — Pope John Paul II beatified more people than many of his predecessors combined and was himself beatified six years after his death Beatification (from Latin beatus, blessed) is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person s… …   Wikipedia

  • Canonization of Joan of Arc — This article refers to the canonization process for Joan of Arc, and to her as a Catholic saint. For her as an historical figure, see Joan of Arc Joan of Arc (Jeanne d Arc) is a recognized Saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Although she was… …   Wikipedia

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