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Definition of the noun sainthood

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noun - plural: sainthoods

  1. saints collectively
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: group / grouping = any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    • member: saint = a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  2. the status and dignity of a saint

Alternative definition of the noun sainthood

noun

  1. the state of being a saint
  2. saints collectively

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"Sainthood" is the sixth studio album by the Canadian rock duo Tegan and Sara, released on 27 October 2009, by Sire Records.

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Google previewGet on Board and Stay on Board (2012)

Jesus Is Calling/Saved, Now What/Special Days by Pearl Nsiah-Kumi

and therefore sainthood is a calling. Paul writing to the church in Rome addressed them this way, “To all in Rome who areloved by Godand calledtobe saints.” Rom 1:1 The online dictionary defines Call as: 1) Making a request or demand, ...

Google previewAwake My Heart (2017)

Daily Devotional Meditations for the Year by J. Sidlow Baxter

Sainthood is the call of the New Testament to every Christian, as we see from the word, “all”, in our text. Positionally, in Christ, all Christian believers are “saints” (1 Cor. 1: 2; Eph. 1: 18, etc.); and what we all are positionally is meant to have its practical counterpart in saintly character and conduct. The meaning of the word “saint” is exactly the same as “sanctify”. True sainthood is Christian sanctification ...

Google previewReligion and Devotion in Europe, C.1215- C.1515 (1995)

by Robert N. Swanson

Medieval sainthood is a vast subject, so complex it defies complete analysis. Sainthood had varied functions, the saints themselves serving many purposes and ...

Google previewThe Catholic Heritage (2002)

Martyrs, Ascetics, Pilgrims, Warriors, Mystics, Theologians, Artists, Humanists, Activists, Outsiders, and Saints by Lawrence S. Cunningham

A saint is also defined as anyone who enjoys the vision of God in eternity; in that sense sainthood is the designated end of the Christian life and the vocation to which all are called. At first blush those two meanings of the word "saint" seem a bit strange because the more popular reflex is to consider the saint one who has lived (or lives) in a way beyond the common experience of ordinary life. Our experience of saints—save on those rare grace-filled moments when we might actually ...

Google previewMardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco (2003)

Readings in Louisiana Culture by Marcia G. Gaudet, James C. McDonald

More simply, sainthood is the state in which an individual, after death, is understood ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

Sainthood among the Orthodox is often the result of a popular devotion. The recognition by the church is a response to the evident grace of God. Today, glorification involves a formal service in which the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mystics, Saints & Sages (2011)

A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else! by Judika Illes

This informal process of conferring sainthood still exists in most religious and folk traditions. The exception is Christianity, which over the centuries has developed a complex bureaucratic system by which saints are officially acknowledged—or not. Thus unofficial saints either are Christian or derive from spiritual traditions whose devotees are heavily influenced by Christianity or perceive themselves as Christian even if the Church disapproves ...

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Small photo of Historic statue of Cardinal John Henry Newman. Due to be beatified by the Pope - a route to sainthood - on Sunday 19th September, Cardinal Newman converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism.Small photo of Detroit, MI/USA: Nov 14, 2017: Close up of statue of Blessed Solanus Casey at St Bonaventure Monastery. The Capuchin monk is only the third American to be beatified. Next step is sainthood.Small photo of Detroit, MI/USA: Nov 14, 2017: Statue of Blessed Solanus Casey at St Bonaventure Monastery. The Capuchin monk is only the third American to be beatified. One confirmed miracle. Next step is sainthood.Small photo of Detroit, MI/USA: Nov 14, 2017: Statue of Blessed Solanus Casey at St Bonaventure Monastery. The Capuchin monk is only the third American to be beatified. One confirmed miracle. Next step is sainthood.Small photo of Detroit, MI/USA: Nov 14, 2017: Banner on lamp post honors Blessed Solanus Casey outside St Bonaventure Monastery during week of his ceremonial elevation to Blessed, one step before Catholic sainthood.Small photo of Detroit, MI/USA: Nov 14, 2017: Entrance to Blessed Solanus Casey Center at St Bonaventure Monastery. Pope Francis decreed the Capuchin monk elevation to Blessed, one step before Catholic sainthood.Small photo of Detroit, MI/USA: Nov 14, 2017: Banner on lamp post honors Blessed Solanus Casey outside St Bonaventure Monastery during week of his ceremonial elevation to Blessed, one step before Catholic sainthood. More...

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Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings. (George Orwell)
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Scrabble value of S1A1I1N1T1H4O1O1D2

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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