Hello everyone, for those who are Anglicans or Lutherans, or those who have experience or knowledge with these denominations, I have a question to ask.
So I’ve been scrolling around articles of saints on Wikipedia (Now, I know when I say “wikipedia” I know everyone’s going to say “oh, that inaccurate website.” but bear with me) and in a lot instances where I would search up Catholic saints, a lot of times, along with the Catholic Church, the article would say that the saint is also honored in the “Anglican Communion” and “Lutheranism.” What do they mean?
From when I started to learn about religion, I always had the impression that venerating saints in Protestantism is a no-no. No matter what. You pray to God (Father/Son/Holy Spirit) and that’s it. But I have seen the whole concept of saints being wielded into Anglicanism and Lutheranism as well. Anglicans and Lutherans do both say the creed and talk about the communion of saints but what is that like?
In Roman Catholicism, a saint is someone who is in Heaven, we can pray to this person, so they can pray to God for us. What do Anglicans and Lutherans believe about this, I’m confused