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I. Catholic Church – II. Orthodox Churches

(Latin canonisatio, Greek ᾽Αν̆ακῆρυξις/anakḗryxis, “public proclamation”) refers to the placement in the list (canon) of saints (Saints/Veneration of saints). Such placement includes remembrance in worship, a vita, an icon (Icons; Saints, icons and attributes), the possibility of having an altar or church dedicated to the saint (Consecration/Ordination/Dedication), and the appropriation of the saint's name at baptism. Initially m…

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Döpmann, Hans-Dieter, “Canonization”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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