Making Martyrs East and West: Canonization in the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches (Paperback)
In Making Martyrs East and West, Cathy Caridi examines how the practice of canonization developed in the West and in Russia, focusing on procedural elements that became established requirements for someone to be recognized as a saint and a martyr. Caridi investigates whether the components of the canonization process now regarded as necessary by the Catholic Church are fundamentally equivalent to those of the Russian Orthodox Church and vice versa, while exploring the possibility that the churches use the same terminology and processes but in fundamentally different ways that preclude the acceptance of one church's saints by the other. Making Martyrs East and West will appeal to scholars of religion and church history, as well as ecumenicists, liturgists, canonists, and those interested in East-West ecumenical efforts.
About the Author
Cathy Caridi holds pontifical degrees in both Latin and Eastern canon law. She practices law and teaches in Rome and maintains a canon-law blog, Canon Law Made Easy.