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Ask An Eastern Orthodox Christian: What about Joan of Arc?

When the Roman Catholic Church canonized Joan of Arc, it presented her life to her faithful as an example to follow.  This spiritual path, however, often differs from the Eastern Orthodox path and those of Orthodox saints. 

Ask an Eastern Orthodox Christian: Why do you kiss icons?

The icon has connectivity to our lives; they represent what we believe. The icon speaks to us, preaches to us in its depiction, teaches us, illumines us and assists us to imitate the Saints and God.

Ask An Eastern Orthodox Christian: Praying to Saints

Eastern Orthodox Christians do not believe that praying to the Saints “is more beneficial” than praying to God. Nowhere in the Scriptures is this implied. However, praying with and to the saints has always been a practice in the church from the beginning of Christianity.

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