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I noticed on one Sunday that the Synaxarium of 30th of Mesore says Malachi "prophesied about the return of the people from captivity in Babylon to Jerusalem." I believe this is incorrect. How is this possible if he is the last prophet of the OT and the people had already returned from the captivity long before?
I saw many Coptic social media pages post a commemoration of a saint that is not in the Synaxarion (St. Philomena). Where does our Coptic Orthodox Church stand on the canonization of saints? Is she a canonized saint in the Coptic Orthodox Church? Can the Synaxarion be considered a full list of canonized saints or what other sources should be relied upon?
I was reading and reflecting on the Synaxarium for Paope 27 concerning the martyrdom of St. Macarius Bishop of Edkow and noticed that the reading specifically states that this bishop, along with Dioscorus, considered the two natures of Christ stated in the Council of Chalcedon as heresy. (I believe the specific word used in the Synexarium is infidel). As I understand it, we believe in the Cyrillian terminology of "one nature of the Incarnate Logos" while maintaining and acknowledging both His humanity and divinity. However, despite reading resources on Christology and reading about some of the background concerning this council, given that we state the Chalcedonian formula is considered acceptable in its use today, why do we still read this in the Synexarium with the wording that the belief of "two natures" is heresy, along with the use of describing the Chalcedonians as "infidels" (especially since the description of two natures is acceptable (even as we say in the Confession at the end of the Liturgy, "His Divinity parted not from His humanity for a single moment nor a twinkling of an eye”)?
Please tell us when did the church start the practice of reading the Synaxarium and who collected the information of the Synaxarium and how many updates took place till the version that we currently have?
When will modern saints such as St. Archdeacon Habib Girgis and the Twenty-One Martyrs of Libya be officially added to the Synaxarium?
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