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==Definitions==
 
==Definitions==
 
*1 : [[respect]] or [[awe]] [[inspired]] by the [[dignity]], [[wisdom]], [[dedication]], or [[talent]] of a [[person]]
 
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*3 : the condition of one that is venerated
 
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==Description==
 
==Description==
'''Veneration''' ([[Latin]] veneratio, [[Greek]] δουλεία, douleia), or veneration of saints, is a special [[act]] of honoring a saint: a [[dead]] [[person]] who has been identified as singular in the [[traditions]] of the [[religion]]. It is [[practiced]] by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_Church Eastern Orthodox Church], the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church Roman Catholic], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Catholic_Churches Eastern Catholic Churches], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglican_Communion Anglican Communion], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheranism Lutheran Church]. Veneration is often shown outwardly by respectfully bowing or making the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_of_the_cross sign of the cross] before a saint's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icon icon], relics, or statue. These items may also be kissed.
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'''Veneration''' ([[Latin]] veneratio, [[Greek]] δουλεία, douleia), or veneration of saints, is a special [[act]] of honoring a saint: a [[dead]] [[person]] who has been identified as singular in the [[traditions]] of the [[religion]]. It is [[practiced]] by the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_Church Eastern Orthodox Church], the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church Roman Catholic], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Catholic_Churches Eastern Catholic Churches], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglican_Communion Anglican Communion], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheranism Lutheran Church]. Veneration is often shown outwardly by respectfully bowing or making the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sign_of_the_cross sign of the cross] before a saint's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icon icon], relics, or statue. These items may also be kissed.
 
==Other religious traditions==
 
==Other religious traditions==
In [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestantism Protestantism], except Lutheran and Anglican churches, '''veneration''' is sometimes [[considered]] to amount to the [[heresy]] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idolatry idolatry], and the related [[practice]] of canonization amounts to the [[heresy]] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotheosis apotheosis]. Protestant theology usually denies that any real distinction between veneration and [[worship]] can be made, and claims that the [[practice]] of veneration distracts the Christian [[soul]] from its true object, the worship of [[God]]. In his ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutes_of_the_Christian_Religion Institutes of the Christian Religion]'', [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin John Calvin] writes that "(t)he distinction of what is called dulia and latria was [[invented]] for the very [[purpose]] of permitting [[divine]] honours to be paid to [[angels]] and dead men with apparent impunity." Likewise, [[Islam]] also condemns any veneration of [[icons]]. The [[Hindu]] honoring of icons and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murtis murtis], often seen as idolatry, may also be looked upon as a kind of veneration.
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In [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestantism Protestantism], except Lutheran and Anglican churches, '''veneration''' is sometimes [[considered]] to amount to the [[heresy]] of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idolatry idolatry], and the related [[practice]] of canonization amounts to the [[heresy]] of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotheosis apotheosis]. Protestant theology usually denies that any real distinction between veneration and [[worship]] can be made, and claims that the [[practice]] of veneration distracts the Christian [[soul]] from its true object, the worship of [[God]]. In his ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutes_of_the_Christian_Religion Institutes of the Christian Religion]'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Calvin John Calvin] writes that "(t)he distinction of what is called dulia and latria was [[invented]] for the very [[purpose]] of permitting [[divine]] honours to be paid to [[angels]] and dead men with apparent impunity." Likewise, [[Islam]] also condemns any veneration of [[icons]]. The [[Hindu]] honoring of icons and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murtis murtis], often seen as idolatry, may also be looked upon as a kind of veneration.
  
In the [[tradition]] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_environmentalism Green Christianity] (or Creation-centered theology) animals, plants, and other parts of [[nature]] may be said to be venerated simply by taking good care of them, thereby showing [[honor]] and [[respect]] for [[God]] who made them. [[Creation]], being regarded as an icon of the Creator, is a valid object of veneration.
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In the [[tradition]] of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_environmentalism Green Christianity] (or Creation-centered theology) animals, plants, and other parts of [[nature]] may be said to be venerated simply by taking good care of them, thereby showing [[honor]] and [[respect]] for [[God]] who made them. [[Creation]], being regarded as an icon of the Creator, is a valid object of veneration.
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philology Philologically], to venerate derives from the [[Latin]] verb, venerare, [[meaning]] to regard with [[reverence]] and [[respect]]. It comes from the [[Greek]] root enorau, [[meaning]] look at.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veneration]
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philology Philologically], to venerate derives from the [[Latin]] verb, venerare, [[meaning]] to regard with [[reverence]] and [[respect]]. It comes from the [[Greek]] root enorau, [[meaning]] look at.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veneration]
  
 
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Definitions

Description

Veneration (Latin veneratio, Greek δουλεία, douleia), or veneration of saints, is a special act of honoring a saint: a dead person who has been identified as singular in the traditions of the religion. It is practiced by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic Churches, Anglican Communion, and Lutheran Church. Veneration is often shown outwardly by respectfully bowing or making the sign of the cross before a saint's icon, relics, or statue. These items may also be kissed.

Other religious traditions

In Protestantism, except Lutheran and Anglican churches, veneration is sometimes considered to amount to the heresy of idolatry, and the related practice of canonization amounts to the heresy of apotheosis. Protestant theology usually denies that any real distinction between veneration and worship can be made, and claims that the practice of veneration distracts the Christian soul from its true object, the worship of God. In his Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin writes that "(t)he distinction of what is called dulia and latria was invented for the very purpose of permitting divine honours to be paid to angels and dead men with apparent impunity." Likewise, Islam also condemns any veneration of icons. The Hindu honoring of icons and murtis, often seen as idolatry, may also be looked upon as a kind of veneration.

In the tradition of Green Christianity (or Creation-centered theology) animals, plants, and other parts of nature may be said to be venerated simply by taking good care of them, thereby showing honor and respect for God who made them. Creation, being regarded as an icon of the Creator, is a valid object of veneration.

Philologically, to venerate derives from the Latin verb, venerare, meaning to regard with reverence and respect. It comes from the Greek root enorau, meaning look at.[1]