Talk:Demetrius of Thessaloniki
Hi, as an Orthodox Christian, I feel that (and this thought extends to other topics also) if we are presenting an 'Encyclopedia of Orthodoxy' then what 'facts' due we use to populate the Encyclopedia? Do we use God's 'facts' (ie. Miracles that have been recorded within the scope of the Orthodox Tradition that prove a fact in a meta-physical way) or do we use human logic (ie. Historical evidence based on 'probabilities')?
My point is, anyone who has visited the Church of St Demetrios will attest to the fact that underneath the church is a massive cave that has been credited as the location of his final martyrdom. MANY MIRACLES FROM THE SAINT HIMSELF have been recorded in their ...so, how can we using human based research change a fact that the Saint himself has given his blessing to?
I think this is a very important distinction and removing these miracles from an Encyclopedia leaves open the scope to change Orthodoxy as it was passed down through tradition.
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