Saints, Canonization of
Saints, Canonization of
According to some writers the origin in the Catholic Church is to be traced back to the ancient pagan apotheosis

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  • canonization —    This word (from the Greek kanōn, meaning rule or law ) refers to the fact that a person has been added to the official list of saints. Canonization is an official proclamation by the Pope that a person (who has been beatified) may be venerated …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Canonization — Can on*i*za tion, n. [F. canonisation.] [1913 Webster] 1. (R. C. Ch.) The final process or decree (following beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saints Chrysanthus and Daria — The martyrdom of Sts Chrysanthus and Daria. From a 14th century manuscript Martyrs Born 3rd century AD Rome, Roman Empire …   Wikipedia

  • canonization — (Amer.) can·on·i·za·tion || ‚kænÉ™naɪ zeɪʃn n. (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) sanctification, placement in the canon of saints; making canonical (also canonisation) …   English contemporary 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 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

  • Saints canonized by Pope Pius XII — Pope Pius XII (1939–1958) canonized numerous saints, including Pope Pius X and Maria Goretti. He beatified Pope Innocent XI. The SaintsThe first canonizations of Pope Pius XII were two women, the founder of a female order, Mary Euphrasia… …   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

  • Saints Cyril and Methodius — For other uses, see Cyril, Methodius. Saints Cyril and Methodius Sa …   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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