Questions about Protestantism, Saints, Prayer and Holy Sacraments

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Questions about

Protestantism, Saints, prayer

& Holy Sacraments

Question: Is there any instances known of the use of saintly intercession in the Church before the Saint Constantine, or in light of the Bible verses above?

Answer:

Yes, in the Maccabees and Baruch in the Old Testament (Septuagint).

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Question: How do Baptismal names work?

Answer:

You are named for a Saint that you share a name with or are close to.

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Question: My birthname is Noah, is the biblical Noah considered a Saint?

Answer:

Yes, Noah is a Saint.

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Question: Why are certain prayers repeated a lot?

Answer:

Because Christ prayed repeatedly when He was in the Temple, and in Revelation the elders and angels repeat prayers.

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Question: What is the purpose of Sacraments? This is something that I have always found vague when reading about Orthodoxy.

Answer:

They are how we participate in God’s divine life, and are the basis for why we do everything else we do.

 

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