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Identifying Saints in Icon? I believe the two saints in the above icon are the the Christian martyrs Saints Cosmas and Damian Saints Cosmas and Damian (died c. AD 287) were two Arab physicians in the town Cyrrhus, and were reputedly twin brothers, and early Christian martyrs. They practised their profession in the seaport of Aegeae, then in the Roman ...


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Based on the Slavonic, these are the unmercenary healers Saints Cosmas and Damian. And yes, the icon above them is known as the Image of Edessa in some traditions, and in Orthodoxy the Icon Not-Made-by-Hands.


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My dad told me stories of my grandpa and my great grandpa, who knew a certain prayer for "cutting a storm in half" to avert storms while they were fishing. My great grandpa was from Yugoslavia and settled in Buras, Louisiana. They were oyster fishermen and would be working along the coast of Louisiana during storms. My dad told me they would hold ...


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How common are apparitions of Mary and/or others Saints among non-Catholics? They are not very common, but nevertheless they do happen. At least in the eyes of the Catholic Church. They are not so much publicized because of their end result: Non-Catholic seers are expected to conver to the Catholic Church before being recognized as a valid Catholic ...


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Yes. Aquinas in his commentary on the Sentences IV, d.49, q.5, a.3, q.3 (repeated in Summa Theologiae Supplement, q.96, a.7) says is a most perfect victory gained over the devil, when a person not only refuses to yield to the devil’s assaults, but also drives him out, not from himself alone, but from others also. and concludes that for this, an aureole is ...


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... why is it so important for Mary's bodily integrity to remain intact as regards her "perpetual" virginity during childbirth? Many of those who, like me, were educated in the Catholic Church, have always felt uneasy about the teaching of the triple virginitas (ante partum, in partu and post partum). To affirm that the Virgin Mary didn't undergo ...


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