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Top 10 Saints?

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I don't know why, but I wanted to throw my input out there. I cant put them in order, they are all in Christ:

1) St. Athanasius of Alexandria
2) St. Severus of Antioch
3) Met. Anthony Bloom
4) Fr. Matthew the Poor
5) Pope Kyrollos the 6th
6) St. Macarius the Great
7) St. Evagrius Ponticus
8) St. Moses the Strong
9) St. Elder Paisius of the Holy Mountain
10) St. Theophan the Recluse

I love all of these Holy People. A few of them not canonized, but no doubt, they are holy men of God in who's shadows we will be safe if we walk.

I am a fool,

RO
 

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ReturnOrthodoxy said:
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I don't know why, but I wanted to throw my input out there. I cant put them in order, they are all in Christ:

1) St. Athanasius of Alexandria
2) St. Severus of Antioch
3) Met. Anthony Bloom
4) Fr. Matthew the Poor
5) Pope Kyrollos the 6th
6) St. Macarius the Great
7) St. Evagrius Ponticus
8) St. Moses the Strong
9) St. Elder Paisius of the Holy Mountain
10) St. Theophan the Recluse

I love all of these Holy People. A few of them not canonized, but no doubt, they are holy men of God in who's shadows we will be safe if we walk.

I am a fool,

RO
You are wrong.  The correct answer is "St. Isaac of Nineveh, and the others beside him are all equal."
 

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But my heart belongs to Finland
1. St. Gregory of Nyssa
2. St. Cyril of Alexandria
3. St. Anthony the Great
4. St. Athanasius
5. St. Symeon the Stylite
6. St. Ignatius of Antioch
7. St. Photius the Great
8. St. Cyprian
9. Thirty Martyrs of Sebaste
10. St. Gregory Palamas
 

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It's difficult to choose only 10...
Certainly, after the Theotokos first is my Slava - st. Luke, but they're from the Scriptures. So, in not particular order:

1. St. Sava
2. St. John Damascene
3. St. Anthony the Great
4. St. Mary of Egypt
5. St. John Climacus
6. St. Ephrem the Syrian
7. St. Nicholas of Myra
8. St. John Chysostom
9. St. Cyril and st. Methodius (it’s difficult to separate them)
10. St. Nicholas Velimirovic

And I'm waiting for the canonization of Serbian Patriarch Pavle
 

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St. Boris-Michael of Bulgaria, Equal to the Apostles
Sts. Cyril and Methodius
St. Nicholas of Myra
St. Panteleimon
St. Anthony the Great
Sts. Anthony and Theodosius of the Kiev Caves
St. John of Rila
St. Elizabeth the New Martyr
 

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In no particular order:

St Basil the Great
St Gregory of Nazianzus
St John Chrysostom
St Athanasius (my father's patron)
St Katherine of Alexandria (my mother's patron)
St Philothea of Athens
St Mary of Egypt
St Helena, Equal to the Apostles
St Cosmas of Aetolia
St Nectarius of Aegina
 

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Ooh, fun!

Here are mine, in no particular order:

1. St. Moses the Strong
2. St. Gregory Palamas
3. St. Ignatius of Antioch
4. St. Seraphim of Sarov
5. St. Melania the Younger
6. St. Theodora the Iconodule
7. St. Mary of Egypt
8. St. Arsenius the Great
9. St. Anthony the Great
10. St. Abo of Tiflis
 

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In no particular order:

1. St. Seraphim of Sarov
2. St. Ambrose of Milan
3. St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
4. St. Benedict of Nursia
5. St. Theophan the Recluse
6. St. Gregory Palamas
7. St. Patrick of Ireland
8. St. Maximus the Confessor
9. St. Brendan the Navigator
10. St. Columba of Iona
 

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St. Anthony the Great
St. Juliana of Lazarevo
St. Seraphim of Sarov
St. Mary of Egypt
St. John Chrysostom
St. John Climacus
The Fools for Christ
St. Cosmas of Aetolia
The Uncondemning Monk
St. Gregory Palamas

No particular order. :)
 

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Why nobodoy has one of the twelve Apostles in his list!!!?? That's awful!
 

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Nathanael said:
Why nobodoy has one of the twelve Apostles in his list!!!?? That's awful!
Because of this:

JamesR said:
In your opinion, who are the top ten greatest Saints in the Church NOT mentioned in the Scriptures?


 

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Dominika said:
Nathanael said:
Why nobodoy has one of the twelve Apostles in his list!!!?? That's awful!
Because of this:

JamesR said:
In your opinion, who are the top ten greatest Saints in the Church NOT mentioned in the Scriptures?
I'm an idiot. -.-'. izvini
 

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At least your zeal is a good thing :)
 

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1. The Saintly All-HOLINESS Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
2. The Saintly Eminence, Emmanuel of France
3. Saint John Paul II
4. The Saintly All-HOLINESS Ecumenical Patriarch Dionysius IV Muselimes (the Muslim)
5. The Holy Fathers of the 3rd Meeting of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches
6. The Holy Fathers of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church VIIth Plenary Session
7. The Saintly Titular Reverend, Killistos Ware
8. The Saintly Titular Reverend, John of Pergamon


i cannot count past 8
 

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Gunnarr said:
1. The Saintly All-HOLINESS Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
2. The Saintly Eminence, Emmanuel of France
3. Saint John Paul II
4. The Saintly All-HOLINESS Ecumenical Patriarch Dionysius IV Muselimes (the Muslim)
5. The Holy Fathers of the 3rd Meeting of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches
6. The Holy Fathers of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church VIIth Plenary Session
7. The Saintly Titular Reverend, Killistos Ware
8. The Saintly Titular Reverend, John of Pergamon


i cannot count past 8
You forgot Fr. John Anthony McGuckin. The clip at which he publishes terrific books is definitely supernatural.
 

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1-10: Nicholas of Myra

He punched Arius. How much more can you do?

-Nick
 

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In no particular order:

+St. Cyril of Alexandria
+St. Athanasius of Alexandria
+St. Severus of Antioch
+St. Dioscorus of Alexandria
+St. John Chrysostom
+St. Paul the Hermit
+St. Anthony the Great
+St. Basil the Great
+St. Gregory of Nyssa
+St. Gregory the Theologian
 

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I think it is one thing to ask who are your top 10 favorite Saints, it is another to ask WHO are the the top 10 greatest saints, be careful in making such judgement.

From one of my favorite books.

"The man who thinks of the greatness of his own sins and the littleness of his virtues, and of the distance between himself and the perfection of the saints, acts much more acceptably to God than the one who argues about who is greater or who is less. It is better to invoke the saints with devout prayers and tears, and with a humble mind to beg their glorious aid, than to search with vain inquisitiveness into their secrets."

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"Many ask who is the greater in the kingdom of heaven when they do not know whether they themselves shall be worthy of being numbered among
its least. It is a great thing to be even the least in heaven where all are great because all shall be called, and shall be, the children of God. The least shall be as a thousand, and the sinner of a hundred years shall die. For when the disciples asked who should be greater in the kingdom of heaven they heard this response: "Unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven." The Imitation of Christ, Chapter 58, High Matters and the Hidden Judgments of God Are Not to Be Scrutinized
 
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