REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING NOMINATED FOR SAINTHOOD BY THE HOLY CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: WILL BE C
The Holy Christian Orthodox Church reportedly nominated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to be named a saint in the Christian Church.
The Holy Christian Orthodox Church is ecumenical Orthodox Church Communion of churches, it has 4 million members around the world.
Members of the Communion have roots in the Catholic. Evangelical and Pentecostal branches of the Christian faith.
The HCOC, also called The Holy Communion of Churches, submitted the nomination for Canonization to the World Bishops Council to begin the process.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
The HCOC nominated Dr. King along with several other names including Rev. Oral Roberts, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, and Rev. Richard Allen.
Pictured is post from Archbishop Timothy Paul
The Canonization will take place 6pm at the Christian Cathedral Church 205 Eastern Ave. Springfield MA.
"Dr. King was Catholic because he inspired the universal Church, he was Evangelical because of his Baptist roots, and he was charismatic. The Roman Catholic Church cannot make him a saint because he was not a Roman Catholic, but our Church body, which has full apostolic succession can present him to the entire Christian faith to be venerated on April 4th the day of his assassination," said Archbishop Timothy Paul, Patriarch of the Holy Christian Orthodox Church and current President of the World Bishops Council.
Archbishop Timothy Paul, Patriarch of the Holy Christian Orthodox Church