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Why do some Eastern-rite Catholics pray for saints?

Question:

The October 1997 This Rock had a quick question about why Eastern Catholic liturgies contain prayers for the saints. Jason Evert responded that such prayers cannot increase the essential joy of those in heaven but can increase their accidental joy at seeing the conversion of sinners on earth (cf. Lk 15:7, 10). Is this the only explanation for such prayers?

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