On the Veneration of Saints and Martyrs, Ancient and Modern

Rhoda Schuler

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2008

Issue: A Cloud of Witnesses (Vol. 28, No 4, Fall, 2008)

While the Lutheran Confessions condemn the invocation of saints, they commend their proper veneration. Considering modes of veneration in the early church offers insight into appropriate customs and rituals for those who have died more recently in and for the faith.

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