Saints and Schisms
I was recently discussing saints with His Eminence Abba Seraphim, and we came onto an interesting point on the subject which he suggested I brung up for discussion here.
I asked the Archbishop when exactly the cut off date would be for the veneration of certain saints, based upon the dates of Major Schisms (Chalcdeon -451, and the East/West Schism -1054), and if this would also be an issue for British Saints. What does everyone think?
I know that the effects of the Schism of 1054 didn't really hit Britain until the norman conquest, as the restructuring of the Church showed. So, how do things such as the Schisms and certain traits of the Church at the time of the saint's like effect the veneration, and whether we do venerate them at all in the BOC and Oriental Churches?
"The true Christian is a warrior making his way through the regiments of the invisible enemy to his heavenly homeland." - St Herman of Alaska.