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saint

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All Saints' Day a Christian festival in honour of all the saints in heaven, held (in the Western Church) on 1 November (see also Halloween). Land of Saints and Scholars a name ...

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World Encyclopedia

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... In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, individual saints are regarded as having a special relationship with God and are therefore venerated for their perceived role as intercessors. The Protestant reformers of the 16th century abolished the veneration of saints, saying that all believers have access to God through Christ. See also ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...the leading role in producing saints. The cult of saints included commemoration of their anniversaries (feastdays, the days of their death), composition of their vitae , dedication of churches to them, veneration of their icons and relics ; hymns in honor of the saints and readings from their vitae were included in the office. The saint was considered as the embodiment of Christian virtues, and in popular conception the image of the saint rivaled that of the emperor; the role of the saint was, however, questioned in the 12th C., at least by...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... a satellite inspector system designed to demonstrate the feasibility of intercepting, inspecting, and reporting on the characteristics of satellites in...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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289 words

...8th cent. the lives of saints were read at matins . At an early date saints were also believed to effect miracles after their death. At the Reformation the cult of saints was rejected. The modern cult of the saints in the Roman Catholic Church is regulated by canon law, which recommends the veneration of the saints and especially of Mary . The attitude of Eastern churches is akin to that of Rome. See also CANONIZATION ; PATRON SAINT . Major saints are commemorated on particular feast days; the commemoration of All Saints occurs on 1 Nov. In...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...an individual into a saint, but is rather a recognition of his or her established saintliness. In the Roman Catholic Church canonization is regarded as conferring a sevenfold honour: (1) the name is inscribed in the catalogue of saints; (2) the newly recognized saint is invoked in the prayers of the Church; (3) churches may be dedicated to the saint; (4) the Mass and Office are publicly offered to God in the saint’s honour; (5) festival days are celebrated in the saint’s honour; (6) pictorial representations are made of the saint, who is shown surrounded...

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Philip Lockley

Dictionary Plus Religion

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion
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63 words

... An individual regarded as having a special relationship with God. In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, individual saints are believed to be able to pray on behalf of a living believer, and so attract veneration. Protestant teaching does not recognize the need for such an intermediary intercessor, as all believers are considered to have equivalent access to God. Philip...

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
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...all other peoples, set apart to the Lord God, that is, God's own people. In the Bible, therefore, the word saints refers to “holy people”—holy, however, not primarily in the moral sense, but in the sense of being specially marked out as God's people. Thus, just as the people of Israel are “saints,” “holy ones,” a nation set apart by God for the worship and service of God, so in the New Testament those who comprise the church are also called holy, “saints,” because they too are set apart to God, God's own people. The church is seen as the new Israel, the new...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
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477 words

...Exod. 19.5 , 6 ; Lev. 11.44 , 45 ; cf. Hos. 2.23 ; Ezek. 37.27 ). In the Bible, therefore, the word “saints” refers to “holy people”—holy, however, not primarily in the moral sense, but in the sense of being specially marked out as God's people. Thus, just as the people of Israel are “saints,” “holy ones,” a nation set apart by God for the worship and service of God, so in the New Testament those who comprise the church are also called holy, “saints,” because they too are set apart to God, God's own people ( Rom. 1.7 ; Phil. 1.1 ; passim ). The church...

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Charles Baladier, Clara Auvray-Assayas, Jean-François Balaudé, Barbara Cassin, Jean-Pierre Cléro, and Baldine Saint Girons

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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...or proximity, a fecundity, and a purity that make them quantifiable, “associable,” capable of being subjected to laws and of entering into such calculations. Charles Baladier Clara Auvray-Assayas Jean-François Balaudé Barbara Cassin Jean-Pierre Cléro Baldine Saint Girons Bibliography Augustine, Saint . On Christian Doctrine . Translated by R.P.H. Green . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Baier, Annette . “Master Passions.” In Explaining Emotions , edited by Amelie O. Rorty , 403–23. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. Bataille, Georges ....

Saint François

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
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11 words

... François ( Messiaen : Saint François d’Assise ). See Francis, Saint...

Saint Germans

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Saint Germans , England/UK Named after St Germanus ( see saint-germain...

Saint Genest

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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9 words

... Genest , by Rotrou , see VéRitable Saint Genest, Le...

Ruan, Saint.

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

...Saint. Cornish variant of St Ruman...

Caemhoch, Saint

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

...Saint . Variant form of Mo Cháemóc...

Saint‐Preux

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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7 words

...‐Preux . Hero of Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloïse...

Saint-Brieuc

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Saint-Brieuc , Brittany/France Named after Brioc, a Celtic saint of the 6th century . He was probably born in Wales but died in...

Cadfan, Saint

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

...Saint [W cad , battle; ban , summit]. Sixth-century Welsh saint who established a monastery on Bardsey Island [W Ynyn Enlli] , north Cardigan...

Catan, Saint

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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...Saint . Legendary saint of 11th-century Scotland who gave his name to the Clan Chattan, a supra-organization of clans claiming Pictish ...

Columban, Saint

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

...Saint , Columbanus, Saint . . An Irish saint (d. 615 ) who became a missionary on the Continent, founding abbeys at Luxeuil (near Fontaine, France) and Ebovium (modern Bobbio, Italy). Although sometimes called ‘the Younger Columba’, he should not be confused with Colum Cille (St...

patron saint

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
43 words

...saint . A saint who has been chosen as the special intercessor or advocate in heaven of a particular place, person, or organization. The custom of having patron saints for churches arose from the practice of building churches over the tombs of...

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