Sainthood
A saint is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness. While the English term "saint" originated in Christianity, historians of religion now use the term "in a more gener...
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Christie's - These two 1,300-year-old limestone bodhisattvas represent the height of Tang-dynasty art
These two 1,300-year-old limestone bodhisattvas represent the height of Tang-dynasty art. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2BlBIMY
It's official! Mother Teresa is going to be canonized
Vatican City, Dec 18, 2015 / 02:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After months of anticipation, the miracle allowing for the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta has officially been approved by the Vat...
Crossing The Veil: The Pre-Christian Origins Of Halloween And Samhain
Halloween, or the ancient Samhain, is considered the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. As darkness falls and families light their pumpkin Jack-o'-la...
Photographing The Real Bodies Of Incorrupt Saints.
The Italian nun grimaced at my camera, reviewing the photo that she had just snapped of me. We had to take another, she explained. The shriveled corpse to my left was beautiful. My face had room for i...
Turin Shroud Goes On Display For First Time In Five Years
More than a million people from as far afield as Argentina and China are expected to head for Turin in the coming weeks to catch a glimpse of one of Christianity’s most controversial relics, which has...
25 Quotes From Buddha That Will Change Your Life
Between the 6th and 4th century BCE, a man named Siddhārtha Gautama began to turn heads in Eastern India with his profound spiritual wisdom. He was given the name “Buddha”, which literally means “The...
7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident
From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics.
Mummified Monk Inside Buddha Statue Meditating Forever, CT Reveals
A mummified monk was found meditating inside a Buddha statue, according to Robs Webstek. Although it was already known that a skeleton was inside the relic, the
The Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king, a life of Buddha
The life of Buddha 1883, translated from Chinese by Samuel Beal
Saints in Anglicanism
The term "saint" is a context-specific translation of the latin "sanctus", meaning sacred, and originally referred to a sacred (extremely holy) person—however, since the 10th century, the Church...
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Glorification
Glorification may have several meanings in the Christian religion. From the Catholic canonization to the similar sainthood of the Eastern Orthodox Church to the salvation in Protestant beliefs, the g...
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Calendar of Saints (Lutheran)
The Lutheran Calendar of Saints is a listing which specifies the primary annual festivals and events that are celebrated liturgically by some Lutheran Churches in the United States. The calendars of t...
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Liturgical calendar (Lutheran)
The Lutheran liturgical calendar is a listing which details the primary annual festivals and events that are celebrated liturgically by various Lutheran churches. The calendars of the Evangelical Luth...
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Saints in Methodism
Methodism has historically followed the Protestant tradition of referring to sanctified members of the universal church as saints. However, as a title, Saint is usually used to refer to biblical peopl...
Saints in Protestantism
A saint is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness. While the English term "saint" originated in Christianity, historians of religion now use the term "in a more gener...
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Priesthood of all believers
The universal priesthood or the priesthood of all believers is a Lutheran doctrine stating that ordinary Christians share a common priesthood. The exact meaning of this belief and its implications va...
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Roman Catholic calendar of saints
The General Roman Calendar is the liturgical calendar that indicates the dates of celebrations of saints and "mysteries of the Lord" in the Roman Rite, wherever this liturgical rite is in use. These c...
Afro-American religion
Afro-American religions (also known as African diasporic religions or New World traditions) are a number of related religions that developed in the Americas in various nations of Latin America, the Ca...
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Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in eastern India...
Bodhisattva
In Buddhism, a bodhisattva (Sanskrit: बोधिसत्त्व bodhisattva; Pali: बोधिसत्त bodhisatta) is an enlightened (bodhi) being (sattva). Traditionally, a bodhisattva is anyone who, motivated by grea...
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Discordianism
Discordianism is a religion and subsequent philosophy based on the veneration or worship of the Eris Discordia, the Goddess of chaos, or archetypes or ideals associated with her. It was founded after ...
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Hindu saints
Hindu saints are those recognized by Hindus as showing a great degree of holiness and sanctity. Hinduism has a long tradition of stories and poetry about saints. There is no formal canonization proces...
Wali
Walī (Arabic: ولي‎, plural ʾawliyāʾ أولياء), is an Arabic word meaning "custodian", "protector", "helper", etc. "Wali" is someone who has "Walayah" (authority or guardianship) over somebody ...
Tzadik
Tzadik/Zadik/Sadiq [tsaˈdik] (Hebrew: צדיק‎, "righteous one", pl. tzadikim [tsadiˈkim] צדיקים ṣadiqim) is a title given to personalities in Jewish tradition considered righteous, such as Biblica...
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Hagiography
A hagiography /ˌhæɡiˈɒɡrəfi/ is a biography of a saint or an ecclesiastical leader.Christian hagiographies focus on the lives, and notably the miracles of men and women canonized by the Roman Catholic...
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Relics associated with Jesus
A number of relics associated with Jesus have been claimed and displayed throughout the history of Christianity. Some people believe in the authenticity of some relics; others doubt the authenticity o...
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Patron saint
A patron saint or a patron hallow is a saint who in different Christian denominations is regarded as the tutelary spirit or heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family,...
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