Eastern Saints and Eastern Catholics
(04-14-2021, 11:26 AM)SeekerofChrist Wrote:
(04-14-2021, 10:01 AM)Melkite Wrote: I don't know if this is always the case, but there are a lot of pre-schism saints recognized by Eastern Catholics that just aren't on the Roman calendar.  If they're in the synaxarion, and they are pre-schism, then they're for sure recognized by the Catholic Church.

Any chance there's an English version of the synaxarion?  It'd be interesting to examine, not merely to confirm the canonization of a particular saint but perhaps in its own right.

(04-14-2021, 11:16 AM)Augustinian Wrote: You could have a private devotion to Constantine the Great even though he isn't officially recognized in the Latin calendar. Plus, you have to remember the process for canonizations have changed in the West since the schism, so there's a lot of pre-schism Saints that are recognized without going through the same canonical process as someone like St. Margaret Mary or St. Francis de Sales. And therefore some that may not have been officially recognized liturgically such as Constantine.

I've noticed that there's post-schism saints venerated by Eastern Catholics such as St. Gregory Palamas that aren't recognized by the West.

Yeah, that's quite true.  Every canonized saint had private devotion first, or else he or she wouldn't have ended up canonized.  I recently acquired a small but lovely icon of Constantine, so I'll add it to my prayer shrine and go from there.  I also noticed the veneration of post-schism saints, too, and will steer clear of anyone supposedly canonized after 1054 by the EO.

This may seem like a pithy, polemical way to do it, but, when you pray to a saint like Constantine, you could leave out invoking them with the title of "Saint" since they have not been officially recognized as such by the West. For example, given my rejection of all things V2, I have a devotion to Padre Pio, but never invoke him as "Saint" Pio simply because he hasn't been officially canonized by a legitimate Pontiff.
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