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According to some priests I've met, the epithet "Apostle to X" is not really an Orthodox epithet. Take for example Ss. Cyril and Methodius. In the West, they are regularly referred to as "Apostles to the Slavs", whereas in the East they are properly, "Equals to the Apostles." I think some priests in the DOS have been personally corrected on this by his emminence Dmitri. Although etymologically ''apostle'' and ''missionary'' are equivalent -- one is from Greek ''apostolos'' and the other from Latin ''missio'', both meaning to send -- in Orthodoxy it seems to me that ''apostle'' is restricted in practice to the Seventy (which includes Paul and the Twelve, yes?). --[[User:Basil|Basil]] 20:59, 27 Jan 2005 (CST)
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According to some priests I've met, the epithet "Apostle to X" is not really an Orthodox epithet. Take for example Ss. Cyril and Methodius. In the West, they are regularly referred to as "Apostles to the Slavs", whereas in the East they are properly, "Equals to the Apostles." I think some priests in the DOS have been personally corrected on this by his emminence Dmitri. Although etymologically ''apostle'' and ''missionary'' are equivalent -- one is from Greek ''apostolos'' and the other from Latin ''missio'', both meaning to send -- in Orthodoxy it seems to me that ''apostle'' is restricted in practice to the Seventy, the Twelve, and Paul ("as one abnormally born"). --[[User:Basil|Basil]] 20:59, 27 Jan 2005 (CST)

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According to some priests I've met, the epithet "Apostle to X" is not really an Orthodox epithet. Take for example Ss. Cyril and Methodius. In the West, they are regularly referred to as "Apostles to the Slavs", whereas in the East they are properly, "Equals to the Apostles." I think some priests in the DOS have been personally corrected on this by his emminence Dmitri. Although etymologically apostle and missionary are equivalent -- one is from Greek apostolos and the other from Latin missio, both meaning to send -- in Orthodoxy it seems to me that apostle is restricted in practice to the Seventy, the Twelve, and Paul ("as one abnormally born"). --Basil 20:59, 27 Jan 2005 (CST)

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