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The holy ones of the Orthodox Church have various customary '''saint titles''' with which they are [[saint commemorations|commemorated]] on the [[Church Calendar]] and in divine services. 
The following list explains the references:
*'''Confessor''': one who has suffered for the faith but not martyred outright
*'''Enlightener of N.''' or '''Illuminator of N.''': the saint who first brought the faith to a people or region, or who did major work of evangelization there
*'''Equal-to-the-Apostles''': one whose work greatly built up the Church, whether through direct missionary work or through assisting the Church's place in society
*'''[[Fool-for-Christ]]''': a saint known for his apparent, yet holy insanity
*'''God-bearer''': one who bears God within himself and is aflame in heart with love for Him [http://home.iprimus.com.au/xenos/ignatius.html]
*'''Great-martyr''': one who was martyred for the faith and suffered torture
*'''Hieromartyr''': a martyr who is also a [[clergy]]man
*'''[[Martyr]]''': one who has died for the faith
*'''Merciful''': one known for charitable work, especially toward the poor
*'''Myrrh-bearer''': Those who were present at Christ's passion and went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus
*'''Myrrh-streaming''', '''Myrrh-gusher''', or '''Myroblete''': the [[relics]] of the saint exude holy and sweet-smelling (and often miraculous) oil
*'''[[New-martyr]]''': a martyr often bearing the same name as a more ancient martyr, but usually more recent in the Church's history
*'''[[Passion-bearer]]''': one who faced his death in a Christ-like manner
*'''Protomartyr''': the first martyr in a given region (in the case of [[Apostle Stephen the Protomartyr|Stephen the Protomartyr]], the first martyr of the whole Church)
*'''Right-believing''': an epithet used for sainted secular rulers
*'''Righteous''': a holy person under the Old Covenant (Old Testament Israel) but also sometimes used for married saints of the New Covenant (the Church)
*'''Unmercenary''': a saint who refused to take payment for healing
*'''Venerable''': a [[monastic]] saint
*'''Venerable-martyr''': a martyred monastic
*'''Virgin-martyr''': an unmarried, non-monastic, chaste female martyr
*'''Wonder-worker''': a saint renowned for performing miracles
==See also==
*[[Saint commemorations]]

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