Mid-Lenten Encyclical 2016

Below, please find the Mid-Lenten Encyclical of His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius.


Greek PDF

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Why do we Call Angels “Saint”?

Q. I noticed that we call the angels Michael and Gabriel "Saint." I thought the title "Saint" was only given to humans who have proven themselves Godly. Do you mind clarifying this for me? Is there a deeper meaning to "Saint" that I am not aware of?

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