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Why is Zosima labeled an Egyptian saint? While it is true that he met Mary of Egypt in the Egyptian desert, this does not necessarily indicate that he himself was an Egyptian. Further, the other sources I have encountered on Zosima all claim that he came from Palestine rather than from Egypt. Does anyone know what is going on here? [[User:Deusveritasest|Deusveritasest]] 02:11, March 2, 2009 (UTC)
 
Why is Zosima labeled an Egyptian saint? While it is true that he met Mary of Egypt in the Egyptian desert, this does not necessarily indicate that he himself was an Egyptian. Further, the other sources I have encountered on Zosima all claim that he came from Palestine rather than from Egypt. Does anyone know what is going on here? [[User:Deusveritasest|Deusveritasest]] 02:11, March 2, 2009 (UTC)
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: All these terms are somewhat fluid, to be honest.  For instance, none of the saints in [[:Category:American Saints]] was American in any sort of ethnic sense (for whatever that might mean).  I think the most that we can expect from this set of categories would be to refer to an association, not necessarily to national origin, ethnicity, residence, citizenship, etc.  &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font size="3.5" color="green" face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">Fr. Andrew</font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <small>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]] <font face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">('''[[User:ASDamick/Wiki-philosophy|THINK!]]''')</font></small> 22:10, March 9, 2009 (UTC)

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"Egyptian Saint"

Why is Zosima labeled an Egyptian saint? While it is true that he met Mary of Egypt in the Egyptian desert, this does not necessarily indicate that he himself was an Egyptian. Further, the other sources I have encountered on Zosima all claim that he came from Palestine rather than from Egypt. Does anyone know what is going on here? Deusveritasest 02:11, March 2, 2009 (UTC)

All these terms are somewhat fluid, to be honest. For instance, none of the saints in Category:American Saints was American in any sort of ethnic sense (for whatever that might mean). I think the most that we can expect from this set of categories would be to refer to an association, not necessarily to national origin, ethnicity, residence, citizenship, etc. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 22:10, March 9, 2009 (UTC)
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