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Hagiography
A HAGIOGRAPHY (/ˌhæɡiˈɒɡrəfi/ ; from Greek ἅγιος_, hagios_, meaning 'holy', and -γραφία_, -graphia_, meaning 'writing') is a biography of a saint or an ecclesiastical leader. The term _hagiography_ may be used to refer to the biography of a saint or highly developed spiritual being in any of the world's spiritual traditions. Christian hagiographies focus on the lives, and notably the miracles of men and women canonized by the Roman Catholic church , the Anglican Communion , the Eastern Orthodox Church , the Oriental Orthodox churches , and the Church of the East . Other religions such as Buddhism , Hinduism , Islam , Sikhism and Jainism also create and maintain hagiographical texts (such as the Sikh Janamsakhis ) concerning saints, gurus and other individuals believed to be imbued with sacred power
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Martin Of Tours
SAINT MARTIN OF TOURS ( Latin : _Sanctus Martinus Turonensis_; 316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours , whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain . He has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints , sometimes venerated as a military saint . As he was born in what is now Szombathely , Hungary , spent much of his childhood in Pavia , Italy , and lived most of his adult life in France, he is considered a spiritual bridge across Europe . His life was recorded by a contemporary, the hagiographer Sulpicius Severus . Some of the accounts of his travels may have been interpolated into his _vita_ to validate early sites of his cult
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Sulpicius Severus
SULPICIUS SEVERUS (/sʌlˈpɪʃəs ˈsɛvərəs/ ; c. 363 – c. 425) was a Christian writer and native of Aquitania in modern-day France . He is known for his chronicle of sacred history, as well as his biography of Saint Martin of Tours . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Works * 2.1 Chronicle * 2.2 Life of St. Martin, dialogues, and letters * 2.3 Spurious attributions * 3 Sources * 4 Bibliography * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links LIFEAlmost all that we know of Severus' life comes from a few allusions in his own writings, some passages in the letters of his friend Paulinus , bishop of Nola, and a short biography by the historian Gennadius of Massilia . Born of noble parents in Aquitaine, Severus enjoyed excellent educational advantages. He was imbued with the culture of his time and of his country, which was then the only true home of Latin letters and learning
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Greek Language
GREEK ( Modern Greek
Modern Greek
: ελληνικά , _elliniká_, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα (_ listen ), ellinikí glóssa_, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean . It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet
for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B
Linear B
and the Cypriot syllabary
Cypriot syllabary
, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin
Latin
, Cyrillic
Cyrillic
, Armenian , Coptic , Gothic and many other writing systems
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Saint
A SAINT, also historically known as a HALLOW, is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God . Depending on the context and denomination , the term also retains its original Christian meaning, as any believer who is "in Christ " and in whom Christ dwells, whether in Heaven or on Earth. In Anglican , Roman Catholic , Eastern Orthodox , Lutheran , and Oriental Orthodox doctrine, all of their faithful deceased in Heaven are considered to be saints, but some are considered worthy of greater honor or emulation; official ecclesiastical recognition, and consequently veneration , is given to some saints through the process of canonization in the Catholic Church or glorification in the Eastern Orthodox Church
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Ecclesiastical
In Christian theology , ECCLESIOLOGY is the study of the Christian Church , the origins of Christianity
Christianity
, its relationship to Jesus
Jesus
, its role in salvation , its polity , its discipline , its destiny , and its leadership . Since different ecclesiologies give shape to very different institutions or denominations , there are many subfields such as Catholic ecclesiology , Protestant ecclesiology , and _ecumenical ecclesiology_. The word _ecclesiology_ was defined in the 19th century as the science of the building and decoration of church buildings and at least one publication still uses the word in this sense
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Miracle
A MIRACLE is an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (a deity ), magic , a miracle worker , a saint or a religious leader. Informally, the word "miracle" is often used to characterise any beneficial event that is statistically unlikely but not contrary to the laws of nature, such as surviving a natural disaster, or simply a "wonderful" occurrence, regardless of likelihood, such as a birth. Other such miracles might be: survival of an illness diagnosed as terminal, escaping a life-threatening situation or 'beating the odds'. Some coincidences may be seen as miracles
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Canonization
CANONIZATION is the act by which a Christian church declares that a person who has died was a saint , upon which declaration the person is included in the "canon", or list, of recognized saints. Originally, persons were recognized as saints without any formal process. Later, different processes were developed, such as those used today in the Anglican Communion , Eastern Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church . CONTENTS * 1 Historical development * 2 Catholic Church * 2.1 Nature * 2.2 Procedure prior to reservation to the Apostolic See * 2.3 Exclusive reservation to the Apostolic See * 2.4 Procedure from 1734-8 to 1983 * 2.5 Since 1983 * 2.6 Equipollent canonization * 3 Orthodox Church * 4 Anglican Communion * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTThe first persons honored as saints were the martyrs
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Roman Catholic Church
The CATHOLIC CHURCH, also known as the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the largest Christian Church
Christian Church
, with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation . Headed by the Bishop of Rome
Rome
, known as the Pope
Pope
, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed . Its central administration, the Holy See
Holy See
, is in the Vatican City
Vatican City
, enclaved within Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy

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Anglican Communion
The ANGLICAN COMMUNION is an international association of autonomous churches consisting of the Church of England
England
and national and regional Anglican
Anglican
churches ("provinces") in full communion with it. Full participation in the sacramental life of each church is available to all communicant Anglicans. The Archbishop of Canterbury , Primate of All England
England
, has a place of honour among the bishops of the Anglican
Anglican
churches. He is recognised as _primus inter pares _ ("first among equals"). The archbishop does not exercise authority in the provinces outside England, but instead acts as a focus of unity. The churches of the Anglican
Anglican
Communion considers themselves to be part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church and to be both Catholic
Catholic
and Reformed
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Eastern Orthodox Church
The EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH, also known as the ORTHODOX CHURCH, or officially as the ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH, is the second-largest Christian church and one of the oldest extant religious institutions in the world. The Eastern Orthodox Church teaches that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ in his Great Commission to the apostles. It practices what it understands to be the original Christian faith and maintains the sacred tradition passed down from the apostles . The Eastern Orthodox Church is a communion of autocephalous churches , each typically governed by a Holy Synod . It teaches that all bishops are equal by virtue of their ordination , and has no central governing structure analogous to the Papacy in the Roman Catholic Church
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Oriental Orthodoxy
ORIENTAL ORTHODOXY is a communion of Eastern Christian churches that recognize only the first three ecumenical councils – the First Council of Nicaea in 325, the First Council of Constantinople in 381 and the Council of Ephesus in 431. The Oriental Orthodox churches maintain their own ancient apostolic succession with miaphysite Christology , rejecting the definition of the two natures of Christ (human and divine), known as the Chalcedonian Definition , issued by the Council of Chalcedon in 451. Over the following two centuries, one by one, they discontinued their communion with the adherents of Chalcedonian Christianity , and developed separate institutions that together did not participate in any of the later ecumenical councils
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Church Of The East
The CHURCH OF THE EAST (Syriac : ܥܕܬܐ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ‎ _Ēdṯāʾ d-Maḏenḥā_), also known as the NESTORIAN CHURCH, was an Eastern Christian Church in the Sasanian Empire
Sasanian Empire
, which had an extensive influence throughout Asia
Asia
. Employing the East Syrian Rite liturgy, by heritage it was a part of Syriac Christianity
Syriac Christianity
. The background of the establishment of the Church of the East
Church of the East
is considered to be the first and third centuries among the early Assyrian Christian communities in the Parthian Empire 's province of Mesopotamia, the Sasanian province of Asōristān , and the small independent kingdoms of Osroene , Adiabene , Beth Garmai , Beth Nuhadra and Assur
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Buddhism
BUDDHISM ( /ˈbʊdɪzəm/ or /ˈbuːdɪzəm/ ) is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions , beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha
Buddha
. Buddhism
Buddhism
originated in Ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, from where it spread through much of Asia
Asia
, whereafter it declined in India
India
during the Middle Ages. Two major extant branches of Buddhism
Buddhism
are generally recognized by scholars: Theravada ( Pali
Pali
: "The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: "The Great Vehicle"). Buddhism
Buddhism
is the world\'s fourth-largest religion , with over 500 million followers or 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists
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Hinduism
HINDUISM is a religion, or a way of life, widely practiced in the Indian subcontinent . Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as _Sanātana Dharma _, "the eternal tradition," or the "eternal way," beyond human history. Scholars regard Hinduism as a fusion or synthesis of various Indian cultures and traditions, with diverse roots and no founder. This " Hindu synthesis" started to develop between 500 BCE and 300 CE following the Vedic period (1500 BCE to 500 BCE). Although Hinduism contains a broad range of philosophies, it is linked by shared concepts, recognisable rituals, cosmology , shared textual resources , and pilgrimage to sacred sites . Hindu texts are classified into Shruti ("heard") and Smriti ("remembered")
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Islam
ISLAM (/ˈɪslɑːm/ ) is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which professes that there is only one and incomparable God ( Allah ) and that Muhammad is the last messenger of God. It is the world\'s second-largest religion and the fastest-growing major religion in the world , with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the global population, known as Muslims . Muslims make up a majority of the population in 49 countries. Islam teaches that God is merciful , all-powerful , unique , and has guided mankind through prophets , revealed scriptures and natural signs . The primary scriptures of Islam are the Quran , viewed by Muslims as the verbatim word of God, and the teachings and normative example (called the _sunnah _, composed of accounts called _hadith _) of Muhammad (c. 570–8 June 632 CE)
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