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Is Fr. Seraphim Rose a folk saint?

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Not David, May 4, 2021 at 3:53 PM.

  1. Not David

    Not David Someday an Orthodox

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    I know he is not canonized, but there are people who venerate him. Does that make him a folk saint?
     
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  2. ArmyMatt

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    what do you mean by folk saint?
     
  3. ArmyMatt

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    I should say, if you mean one who is personally venerated but hasn't been officially added to the calendar, then yes.
     
  4. Not David

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    Yes, that's what I was saying. Does that mean, all canonized saints were at some point folk saints?
     
  5. Platina

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    Yeah, sure, canonization begins with the veneration of the people. And Fr. Seraphim certainly fits this bill, as he is venerated throughout the Orthodox world.
     
  6. ArmyMatt

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    yes, that's usually how the path to sainthood begins.
     
  7. ArmyMatt

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    to include prayers to him, icons, etc.
     
  8. tapi

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    Ahh, I thought he was a folk musician but maybe he's both.
     
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