30 August, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
30th August (17th August O.S.)
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  • AMOR (AMATOR, AMOUR), (Eighth Century), a companion of St. Pirmin (3rd November) in his evangelisation of the Germans, and founder of the monastery of Amorbach in Franconia.
  • ANASTASIUS, a Bishop of Terni who reposed circa A.D. 553.
  • BENEDICTA AND CECILIA, (Tenth Century), two daughters of the King of Lorraine who became nuns and served as successive Abbesses of Susteren in the Rhineland.
  • CARLOMAN, the eldest son of Charles Martel, he became King of Austrasia upon the death of his father. He encouraged the foundation of monasteries at Fulda in Germany and Lobbes and Stavelot in Belgium. On the advice of St. Boniface (5th June), St. Carloman left his kingdom to his brother and became a monk on Mt. Soracte and then at Montecassino. He reposed at a monastery in Vienne in France A.D. 755.
  • EUSEBIUS, a Greek by birth, who reposed in exile in Sicily, A.D. 310.
  • HIERO (IERO), an Irishman who preached in Holland where he was martyred, A.D. 885.
  • JAMES THE DEACON, (Seventh Century), the little we know of St. James is from St. Bede the Venerable’s (25th May) writings on St. Paulinus of York (10th October) (Historia Ecclesiastica 2:16 and 2:20). It appears St. James was a member of the mission led by St. Augustine of Canterbury (27th May). St. James served as St. Paulinus’ deacon when he accompanied St. Ethelburgh (5th April) to Northumbria upon her marriage to King St. Edwin (12th October). Following King St. Edwin’s martyrdom (A.D. 633), SS. Ethelburga and Paulinus returned to Kent leaving St. James as the sole member of the mission in Northumbria It is not understood why St. Paulisnus did not ordain St. James to the priesthood when he left him in charge, and St. James remained a deacon until his repose.

    Following the complete collapse of the secular power which had supported the Church, Christianity faced active pagan opposition. Nevertheless, St. James, from his base near the village of Catterick in Yorkshire, tirelessly and faithfully ministered to his flock, and won many new souls for Christ as well. He was quite talented musically and skilled in the Roman chants composed by St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September), known to us today as Gregorian Chant. St. James taught these to his flock, and once peace returned and the churches reopened, the services in Northumbria were beautified by these chants. The exact date of St. James’ repose in not known, but it is believed that he lived at least thirty years after the repose of King St. Edwin (A.D. 633), and was personally known to St. Bede the Venerable (A.D. 673-735). According to some sources he participated in the Synod of Whitby which took place A.D. 664.
  • LIBERATUS, BONIFACE, SERVUS, RUSTICUS, ROGATUS, SEPTIMUS AND MAXIMUS, martyrs (A.D. 483) under the Arian King Hunneric. Liberatus was abbot of a monastery in North Africa, the others were monks: Boniface, a deacon, Servus and Rusticus, sub-deacons, Rogatus and Septimus, monks, and Maximus, a child educated in the monastery.
  • THEODULUS (THEODORE) OF GRAMMONT, a fourth century Bishop of Valais who was much revered in Switzerland and Savoy.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."



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29 August, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
29th August (16th August O.S.)
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  • AMBROSE, a centurion put to death under Diocletian (circa A.D. 303) in Ferentino in central present-day Italy.
  • ARMAGILLUS (ARMEL), a native of the south of Wales and a cousin of St. Samson (28th July). He went to Brittany where he founded Saint-Armel-des-Boscheaux and Plou-Ermel (Ploermel), reposing circa A.D. 550.
  • ELEUTHERIUS, Bishop of Auxerre from A.D. 532 until his repose A.D. 561.
  • SIMPLICIAN, a friend and advisor of St. Ambrose (7th December), whom he succeeded as Bishop of Milan. St. Simplician reposed A.D. 400.


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  • STEPHEN OF HUNGARY, upon the death of his father, St. Stephen became King of Hungary (A.D. 997). He was married to Gisela, a sister of the Emperor Henry II, and together they set about enlightening their people. St. Stephen organised dioceses and founded monasteries (among them Pannonhalma, which still exists). Though the last years of his life were darkened by many misfortunes and difficulties, he never ceased to be just, kind and merciful. He reposed A.D. 1038, and to this day is considered Hungary's greatest national saint and hero.
  • TITUS, a deacon martyred (circa A.D. 410) during the sack of Rome by the Goths while he was distributing alms to the half-starved population.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."



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28 August, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
28th August (15th August O.S.)
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  • ALIPIUS (ALYPIUS), a disciple and lifelong friend of St. Augustine of Hippo (28th August), and was also baptised in Milan on Easter Eve A.D. 387. He returned to Africa where he lived as a hermit. St. Alipius later visited the Holy Land, and was consecrated Bishop of Tagaste in North Africa circa A.D. 393, reposing circa A.D. 430.
  • ALTFRID, a monk at Corvey in Germany, who was consecrated Bishop of Hildesheim in A.D. 851. He was known as a fosterer of peace and goodwill and for his devotion to the Theotokos. St. Altfrid reposed A.D. 874.
  • ARDUINUS, a priest in Rimini, who lived as a hermit, and reposed at the monastery of San Gudenzio A.D. 1009.
  • TARSICIUS, (Third or Fourth Century), Tarsicius was seized by a heathen mob and elected to die rather than to allow the sacred mysteries to be profaned.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."



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27 August, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
27th August (14 August O.S.)
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  • ANASTASIUS (ASTRIK OF PANNONHALMA), first Abbot of Pannonhalma (A.D. 996 - A.D. 1006) in Hungary, and then second Archbishop of Eszterzom and Primate of Hungary. He also served as King St. Stephen's (16th August) ambassador to Pope Sylvester II. St. Anastasius reposed A.D. 1036.
  • EBERHARD OF EINSIEDELN, a Swabian who became a monk and then the first Abbot of Einsiedeln in Switzerland. He reposed A.D. 958.
  • EUSEBIUS, a priest in Rome about whom there is no reliable information extant, he is said to be the founder of the church on the Esquiline Hill in Rome that bears his name, and it is believed that he reposed circa A.D. 357.
  • FACHANAN, (Late Sixth Century), believed to have been the first Bishop of Ross in Ireland.
  • WERENFRID, an Englishman who worked with St. Willibrord (7th November) among the Frisians in Holland.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."



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26 August, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
26th August (13th August O.S.)
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  • CASSIAN OF IMOLA, a martyr who refused to worship idols and suffered a slow death in Imola in Italy, circa A.D. 250.
  • CASSIAN OF TODI, a fourth century Bishop of Todi in central Italy, who was martyred under Maximian Herculeus.
  • CENTOLLA AND HELEN, two virgin-martyrs (circa A.D. 304) near Burgos in Spain.
  • HERULPH , he began his monastic life at St. Gall, then founded the monastery of Ellwangen near Augsberg. He went on to serve as Bishop of Langres in Gaul, reposing A.D. 785.
  • HIPPOLYTUS, CONCORDIA AND COMPANIONS, Hippolytus was born in Rome where he was ordained to the priesthood. Known for his excessive strictness, he was exiled to Sardinia, but was reconciled to the Church before his martyrdom (circa A.D. 235). He is one of the most important theologians of his time.
  • JUNIAN, the founder of the monastery of Mairé in Poitou, who later became a hermit in Chaulnay.
  • LUDOLF, Abbot of Corbeia Nova (Fürstabtei Corvey) in Westphalia from A.D. 971 until his repose A.D. 983.
  • MURTAGH (MUREDACH), (Sixth Century?), traditionally believed to have been a disciple of St. Patrick (17th March), who consecrated him first Bishop of Killala. St. Murtagh spent the final years of his life as a hermit on the island of Innismurray.
  • PONTIAN, the successor of St. Urban I (25th May) as Pope of Rome. However, three years into his pontificate he was exiled by the Emperor Maximinus Thrax to Sardinia, where he died from ill-treatment A.D. 235.
  • RADEGUND, the daughter of a pagan, who was married by force to the Frankish King Clotaire I. However, she became a nun and founded the convent of the Holy Cross at Poitiers in France where she spent the last thirty years of her life.
  • WIGBERT, after becoming a monk in his native England, he went to Germany, where St. Boniface (5th June) appointed him Abbot of Fritzlar and a few years later Abbot of Ohrdruf in Thuringia.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."



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25 August, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
25th August (12th August O.S.)
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  • CASSIAN OF BENEVENTO, a Bishop of Benevento in the south of present-day Italy. He reposed circa A.D. 340, and his relics are enshrined in the church of St. Mary there.
  • EUPLUS, while living in Catania in Sicily, he was found, against Diocletian's edict, with a copy of the Gospels, and was therefore cruelly racked and martyred, A.D. 304.
  • EUSEBIUS OF MILAN, a Greek by birth who served as Bishop of Milan for sixteen years. He was known for his opposition to Eutychianism.
  • GRACILIAN AND FELICISSIMA, whilst in prison awaiting martyrdom, Gracilian, a native of Faleria in Tuscany, restored the sight of the blind girl Felicissima and converted her to Christ. They were beheaded on the same day, circa A.D. 304.
  • HERCULANUS OF BRESCIA, a Bishop of Brescia in Lombardy who reposed circa A.D. 550.
  • HILARIA, DIGNA, EUPREPIA, EUNOMIA, QUIRIACUS, LARGIO, CRESCENTIAN, NIMMIA, JULIANA AND COMPANIONS, Hilaria is traditionally thought to have been the mother of St. Afra of Augsburg (5th August). She and her three maids (Digna, Euprepia, and Eunomia) were seized while visiting the tomb of St. Afra and burnt alive. The others (Quiriacus &c., numbering twenty-five in all) were martyrs in Rome buried on the Ostian Way.
  • JANBERT (JÆNBERHT), an Abbot of St. Augustine's, who succeeded St. Bregwin (24th August) as Archbishop of Canterbury (A.D. 765), serving until his repose A.D. 792.
  • MEREWENNA, (Date Unknown), Patroness of Marharm Church, in Cornwall, and believed to have been a daughter of King St. Brychan of Brycheiniog (6th April).
  • PORCARIUS AND 500 COMPANIONS , Porcarius was Abbot of Lérins when the entire monastery of five hundred monks — except the youngest members whom had been sent away to safety by the abbot — were massacred by the Saracens, circa A.D. 732.
  • UST (JUSTUS), (Date Unknown), a hermit for whom the town of St. Just, near Penzance in Cornwall, is named.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."



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24 August, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
24th August (11th August O.S.)
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  • ATTRACTA (ATHRACHT), (Fifth Century), a contemporary of St. Patrick (17th March) in Ireland. She lived as an anchoress, first in Killaraght on Lough Gara and then in Drum near Boyle. Both eventually grew into convents. She was venerated throughout Ireland.
  • CHROMATIUS, a third century prefect of Rome, and father of St. Tiburtius (vide infra) the martyr.
  • DIGNA, (Fourth Century), a holy virgin in Todi in Umbria, who lived as an anchoress in the mountains nearby during the persecution of Diocletian.
  • EQUITIUS, greatly influenced St. Benedict (11th July), he was the founder of a number of monasteries in the region of Valeria Suburbicaria (present-day L'Aquila-Rieti-Tivoli, Italy). St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September) speaks highly of him in his Dialogues. St. Equitius reposed circa A.D. 570.
  • GAUGERICUS (GAU, GÉRY), a native of Trier, who became a priest, and later served as Bishop of Cambrai and Arras for over thirty-nine years, reposing circa A.D. 625.
  • LELIA, (Date Unknown), a holy virgin connected with Limerick and Kerry. Several places in Ireland are named after her.
  • RUFINUS AND COMPANIONS, (Date Unknown), an early bishop who was martyred with companions in Italy.
  • SUSANNA, a martyr (A.D. 295) in Rome to whom the Roman church of St. Susanna is dedicated.
  • TAURINUS, a Bishop of Evreux in Gaul, who reposed circa A.D. 412, and of whom there is no further information extant.
  • TIBURTIUS , a son of St. Digna (vide supra), and martyr (circa A.D. 288) in Rome who was later connected with the soldier-martyr St. Sebastian (20th January). St. Tiburtius was entombed at the Via Lavicana.


* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."



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