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** Looking for information: St. Ian of Scotland **

Started by Benjamin Amis , Jul 15 2010 07:48 PM

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:48 PM

I've been talking with my little brother about Orthodoxy, as he is in a
place right now where he is looking at religion and making decisions about
his faith (we did not grow up in a particularly religious or spiritual
home, and so we've had to essentially carve our own paths). He has taken an
interest in the saints. We've looked at Lives of the Saints, iconography,
etc. It's all very interesting to him, and I've loved sharing it.

Well, today, he asked me about my patron saint, The Holy Martyr Benjamin of
Persia. After talking about him somewhat, he started talking about his
potential patron saints, and I encouraged him, as I was (and most are, from
what I've seen), to find a saint with his birth name, if one existed. His
name is Ian. Now, Ian is a Scottish variant of John

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** Saint **

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For other uses, see Saint (disambiguation).
"Sainthood" redirects here. For the Tegan and Sara album, see Sainthood
In traditional Christian iconography, saints are often depicted as having
halos, which is a symbol of their holiness. Note that Judas is depicted
without a halo.

A *saint* is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree
of holiness, sanctity, and virtue. While the English term "saint"
originated in Christianity, historians of religion now use the term "in a
more general way to refer to the state of special holiness that many
religions attribute to certain people,"^[1] with the Jewish Tzadik, the
Islamic wali, the Hindu rishi or guru, and the Buddhist arhat or
bodhisattva also referred to as saints. Depending on the religion, saints
are recognized either through official church recognition or by popular
acclaim (see Folk saints).^[1]^[2]

In Christianity, "saint" has a wide variety of meanings, depending on its
usage and the denomination. The original Christian usage referred to any
believer who is "in Christ" and in whom Christ dwells, whether in heaven or
in earth.^[3] In Orthodox and Catholic teachings, all Christians in heaven
are considered to be saints, but some are considered to be worthy of higher
honor, emulation, or veneration, with official church recognition given to
some saints through canonization or glorification.^[4]^[5]


· 1 General characteristics
· 2 Christianity

· 2.1 Roman Catholicism
· 2.2 Anglicanism
· 2.3 Eastern Orthodoxy
· 2.4 Oriental Orthodox
· 2.5 Protestantism

· 2.5.1 Lutheranism
· 2.5.2 Methodism

· 2.6 Mormons (Latter-day Saints)

· 3 Other religions

· 3.1 African Diaspora
· 3.2 Buddhism

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