Saints SVG – a person, especially revered in different religions for holiness, piety, piety, righteousness, strong confession of faith, in the theistic religions – for intercession before God for people.
In Christianity (with the exception of some Protestant denominations), a godly and virtuous man, glorified by the Church, who is a model of virtue and abides by the teachings of the Church after his death in heaven and prays to God for all the people who now live on earth. God is the only source of holiness, and therefore the holy one who is united with God. Not all of the outwardly virtuous saints, some of them even non-believers, and not all of the saints were virtuous, such as the prudent robber, who repented, however, and accepted Christ.
Saints SVG The calendar tradition
In the monuments of the original Christian antiquity, until the half of the IV century and even until the V century, Both Eastern and Western Christians have the word “saint” – buckwheat.ἅγιος, lat. sanctus – according to Martignaire (“Dictionnaire des Antiquites”) has not yet been appropriated to the so called nowadays canonized saints, i.e. neither apostles, nor martyrs, nor persons in general, who later became, under the name of the saints, the subject of special veneration of the church, and when they were mentioned they were called simply by their names, for example, Paul (without adding “apostle” or “saint”).
The Roman calendar published by Bucher and then by Ryuinard at his “Acta Sincera” brings the list of persons of special honor in the church up to the 4th century (up to and including the Pope of Liberia), and never gives them the name sanctus. Only in the calendars of the Church of Carthage, in the III-V centuries, in the commemoration of the dead, especially those honored by the church, the word sanctus is found frequently. The first calendar in which the word sanctus is constantly found in the name of a particularly venerated church person is the “Acta Sanctorum” calendar (Volume 1). In a less distant epoch, this word is sometimes found in mosaics when depicting the apostles, but it is not yet found in the image of St. John the Baptist, even in 451, and it is found in the name of the Baptist not earlier than in 472, in the image of St. Agafia in Suburra, in Rome. According to Chiampi’s research, it is also found in the depiction of Cosmas and Damian in 531. The words sanctus and sanctissimus on marble tombs, which are undoubtedly ancient, have, according to Martigna, the meaning of carissimus. The reason why Christians of ancient times avoided epithets: Sanctus, Sanctissimus, is, according to some scientists, that the word Sanctus was often used in the inscriptions of undoubtedly pagan, which Christians did not want to imitate. In the epigraphic documents of the 5th century, there is one letter S, which can be taken as the initial letter of the word Sanctus, but also as the initial letter of the word Spectabilis. Instead of the name “holy” (Latin Sanctus) or together with it often stood another name – dominus, domina. Martigna tends to think that the words dominus and domina meant in ancient times specifically “martyr and martyr”. From the stories about the burial of the deceased Christians it is clear that those who ordered the burial proclaimed: ad sanctos! ad sanctos! (or ad martyres, ad martyres), i.e. they ordered to carry the deceased to a Christian cemetery. In addition to personal sanctity or high piety, the word sanctus, (agioV;), as was the case in paganism, was also used in Christianity to indicate that a person or place was dedicated to a sacred service. Christians in corpore in the ancient church (e.g. in the epistles of the Apostle Paul) were called saints. In the Gospel, holiness and sanctification are presented everywhere as a property of Christianity, in all its manifestations: hallowed is your name (Matthew 6:9), the holy Father, sanctify them in your truth (John XVII, II, 17).