Can royal folk such as Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Camilla, and Princess Anne still be canonised in the Church of England ?
They all have lived less than virtuous lives. Unlike the Queen, who so dutifully has been so virtuous. What, with their adultery and Andrew’s involvement with sex traffickers of teenaged girls how can they ever possibly be canonised? It seems that some may sadly look to Camilla for witchcraft inspiration instead of for an example of Christian virtues. What a sad state of affairs for her majesty at this time of her spiritual journey as she reflects on the sordid lives of her children. Edward excluded as he has always been respectful of his mother the Queen’s values.
- 4 weeks ago
Infidelity is one thing. What Prince Andrew is accused of doing is entirely different, and criminal. Infidelity is not criminal. At least it isn’t in the US or UK. The chances of any of these people being canonized are virtually nonexistent.
- CloLv 71 month ago
Yet another anti-royal rant posted by an anonymous asker obsessed by Camilla and Charles...the imperfections of a human royal family who are not infallible.
In order to be made a saint, that person must be found to have performed something so worthy, martyrdom being one...it is not easy being made a saint in the Anglican Church and there aren't many modern day saints.
The ninth Lambeth Conference held in 1958 clarified the commemoration of Saints and Heroes of the Christian Church in the Anglican Communion. Resolution 79 stated: In the case of scriptural saints, care should be taken to commemorate men or women in terms which are in strict accord with the facts made known in Holy Scripture. In the case of other names, the Calendar should be limited to those whose historical character and devotion are beyond doubt. In the choice of new names economy should be observed and controversial names should not be inserted until they can be seen in the perspective of history. The addition of a new name should normally result from a widespread desire expressed in the region concerned over a reasonable period of time.
- capitalgentlemanLv 71 month ago
None of them have been canonized, nor are they likely to be. Even the Queen hasn't been. Becoming a "canon" is a pretty big thing in the Anglican Church. They are actually pretty rare.
- 1 month ago
as long as they Cannonise Diane First
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Not something the Church of England does nowadays. Pre-reformation saints include St Edward the Confessor, but the only post-reformation canonization was King Charles I. High church Anglicans who regarded Charles's execution as a martyrdom, recognise King Charles, the Martyr (canonized in 1660) and accord him a saint's day on 30 January; this appeared in old editions of the Book of Common Prayer.
- PAMELALv 71 month ago
The catholics canonise people, not the church of england.
- Verulam 1Lv 71 month ago
Isn't 'canonising' done within the Roman Catholic Church - NOT the C of E? Even if any of those you mention here, for some weird reason, were ever likely to be canonised - LOL.
- Virtual_cleoLv 71 month ago
I suppose they could be if they perform a miracle or something. Saints have had dicey lives.
- 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵Lv 71 month ago
The Church of England doesn't really go in for canonisation.