23 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
23rd October (10th October O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ALDERICUS (ALDRIC, AUDRI), an Abbot at Ferrières who was consecrated Archbishop of Sens circa A.D. 828 and reposed circa A.D. 836 - 841.
  • CASSIUS, FLORENTIUS AND COMPANIONS, martyrs under the Emperor Maximian Herculeus at Bonn A.D. 303.
  • CERBONIUS, a Bishop of Verona who reposed circa A.D. 400.
  • CERBONIUS, one of the bishops in North Africa driven from their sees by the Arian Vandals. He settled at Populonia in Tuscany where he served as bishop, reposing circa A.D. 580.
  • CLARUS, (Third Century), a missionary to Brittany and later Bishop of Nantes.
  • FULK, the twenty-first Abbot of Fontenelle in Normandy. He reposed A.D. 845.
  • GEREON, (Third Century), a soldier martyred either in Xanten or Bonn.
  • PATRICIAN, (Fifth Century), a bishop in Scotland who was forced into exile by heathen and spent the remainder of his life on the Isle of Man.
  • PAULINUS OF CAPUA, a pilgrim, who may have come from England. While staying in Capua he was compelled by the inhabitants to become their bishop. He served that see for eight years, reposing A.D. 843 in Sicopolis where he had sought refuge during the invasion of the Saracens.
  • PAULINUS OF YORK, born in Rome, St. Paulinus was sent to England along with SS. Mellitus (24th April), and Justus (10th November) to assist St. Augustine (27th May). He spent twenty-four years in Kent before accompanying the Kentish Princess St. Ethelburga (8th September), who had espoused King St. Edwin of Northumbria (12th October), to the North of England, where he was consecrated the first Archbishop of York, baptising the King and an immense number of his subjects. After St. Edwin’s martyrdom, St. Paulinus accompanied St. Ethelburga on her return to Kent, and her subsequent founding of the convent of Lyminge. There he was made Bishop of Rochester, and served that See until his repose A.D. 644.
  • TANCA, a young girl near Troyes in north-central Gaul, who was martyred defending her virginity circa A.D. 637.
  • VICTOR AND COMPANIONS, a group of three hundred and thirty soldiers associated with the Theban Legion (22nd September) martyred at Agaunum (present-day Saint-Maurice, Switzerland) circa A.D. 286.


* - 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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22 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
22nd October (9th October O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles




Icon of St. Denis of Paris


  • DENIS (DIONYSIUS), RUSTICUS AND ELEUTHERIUS, St. Denis has for many years been regarded as the patron saint of France. According to St. Gregory of Tours (17th November), he was sent to preach the Gospel at Lutetia Parisiorum (present-day Paris) in Gaul circa A.D. 250. There he served as the first Bishop of Paris. He was beheaded with the priest Rusticus and the deacon Eleutherius at Montmartre (Hill of the Martyrs) circa A.D. 258, and the abbey of Saint-Denis, where French kings were interred, was built on the site of their martyrdom. According to a later legend, St. Denis carried his severed head from Montmartre to his burial place at Vicus Catulliacus, the present Parisian suburb of St. Denis.
  • DEUSDEDIT, an Abbot of Montecassino, who was renowned for his almsgiving. A tyrant attempted to extort money from him through torture and imprisonment, resulting in his repose in prison of hunger and misery A.D. 836. He was subsequently venerated as a martyr.
  • DOMNINUS (DONNINO), a native of Parma who was captured whilst fleeing persecution and beheaded on the Via Claudia (A.D. 304), the location of his martyrdom is now called Borgo San Donnino after him, and where his relics are venerated as well.
  • GEMINUS, a monk at Sanpaterniano de Fano in Umbria, who reposed circa A.D. 815. He is the patron saint of San Gemini in Umbria.
  • GISLENUS (GHISLAIN, GUISLAIN), a hermit who lived in the forest in Hainault, near present-day Mons in Belgium. As disciples gathered around him he built the monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, now Saint-Ghislain, where he served as abbot for thirty years reposing A.D. 680.
  • GUNTHER, a cousin of St. Stephen of Hungary (16th August). Though he began life full of worldly ambition, he became a monk at Niederaltaich in Bavaria through the influence of St. Godehard of Hildesheim (4th May). His ambitious nature asserted itself again and he became Abbot of Göllingen, but was a failure in that role. Humbled by his experience, he went to live as a hermit for twenty-eight years in the mountains of Bakory in Hungary reposing A.D. 1045.
  • LAMBERT AND VALERIUS (BELLÈRE, BERIHER), disciples of St. Gislenus (vide supra) in Hainault in present-day Belgium, who reposed circa A.D. 680.


  • Icon of St. Savin


  • SABINUS (SAVIN), venerated as one of the Apostles of the Lavedan in the Pyrenees, he is believed to have reposed circa A.D. 820.


* - 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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21 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
21st October (8th October O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • AMOR (AMOUR) OF AQUITAINE, (Ninth Century), a hermit in Maastricht and founder of the convent of Münsterbilsen near Liège in present-day Belgium.
  • BADILO, a monk at Vézelay in Burgundy, who became Abbot of Leuze in Hainault near Mons in present-day Belgium.   St. Badilo reposed circa A.D. 870.
  • BENEDICTA, (Date Unknown), a virgin-martyr in Laon in Picardy.
  • EVODIUS, the sixteenth Bishop of Rouen from circa A.D. 542 until his repose circa A.D. 550.
  • GRATUS, the thirteenth Bishop of Châlons-sur-Saône in Burgundy, he reposed circa A.D. 652.
  • KEYNA (KEYNE, CEINWEN), (Fifth Century), a daughter of St. Brychan of Brycheiniog (6th April) who lived as an anchoress in Cornwall.   There is a church in Cornwall dedicated to her, and it is possible that Keynsham in Somerset was named after her.
  • PALATIAS AND LAURENTIA, Palatias was a lady of Ancona in Italy who was converted to Christ by her slave Laurentia.   They were martyred in Fermo near Ancona under Diocletian A.D. 302.
  • PETER OF SEVILLE, (Date Unknown), a martyr venerated in Seville.   Many legends surround this saint, though none are reliable.
  • TRIDUNA (TREDWALL, TRALLEN), (Eighth Century), a virgin from Colossæ in Asia Minor who, according to Scottish tradition, accompanied St. Regulus (17th October) when he brought to Scotland the relics of St. Andrew the Apostle.   It is believed she lived the rest of her life as an anchoress in Forfarshire, and Restalrig, her shrine, was a noted place of pilgrimage in Catholic times.
  • YWI (IWI), a monk at Lindisfarne who was ordained to the deaconate by St. Cuthbert (20th March).   He reposed circa A.D. 690, and his relics were later translated to Wilton near Salisbury.


* - 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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20 October, 2014

Ground Blessing Service for The St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
20th October (7th October O.S.)
:


Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ADALGIS, Bishop of Novara in Italy from circa A.D. 830 until his repose circa A.D. 850. He is buried in the church of San Gaudenzio.
  • AUGUSTUS, (Sixth Century), an Abbot of Bourges in central Gaul, and friend of St. Germanus of Paris (28th May). He is best known for having discovered the relics of St. Ursinus (9th November), Apostle of that region.
  • CANOG (CYNOG), the eldest son of King St. Brychan of Brecknock (6th April), he was martyred by barbarians at Merthyr-Cynog in Powys in Wales circa A.D. 492. There were several churches in Wales were dedicated to him.
  • DUBTACH, the Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland from A.D. 497 until his repose circa A.D. 513.
  • HELANUS, (Sixth Century), a native of Ireland, who went to France with nine other family members, six brothers and three sisters, settling near Rheims where he became a priest and ministered.
  • JUSTINA, a virgin who was martyred in Padua under Diocletian circa A.D. 300.
  • MARCELLUS AND APULEIUS, (Date Unknown), martyrs in Capua in Campania near Naples.
  • MARK, a Roman, and successor of St. Silvester (31st December, and 2nd January) as Pope of Rome. The Liber Pontificalis, credits St. Mark with the foundation of the Basilica of San Marco in Rome. St. Mark reposed A.D. 336 of natural causes, after only 263 days as Pope of Rome.
  • OSYTH (OSITH), Osyth was a princess in the west of England who was married Sighere, King of the East Saxons, and the mother of the future St. Offa (15th December). St. Osyth later founded a convent, now St. Osyth, on a creek of the River Colne in Essex, of which she was its first Abbess. She reposed (according to some sources she was martyred by Vikings) circa A.D. 700.
  • PALLADIUS, the Bishop of Saintes in south western Gaul, from A.D. 570 until his repose circa A.D. 590


* - 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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19 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
19th October (6th October O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • AUREA, (Eighth Century), a young girl from Amiens in Picardy, who became a nun in Boves in Piedmont, and later became the abbess of a large convent in Rouen in Normandy.
  • CEOLLACH, (Seventh Century), an Irish Saint who served for a short time as bishop of the Mercians.   He retired to Iona, but returned to his native Ireland to repose.
  • CUMINE THE WHITE, (Also 24th February) an Irishman who served as Abbot of Iona, St. Cumine also wrote a Life of St. Columba of Iona (9th June).   He reposed A.D. 669.
  • EPIPHANIA, a nun at the convent of Santa Maria della Caccia in Pavia.   She reposed circa 800.


  • Icon of St. Faith-Foi


  • FAITH (FOI), (Late Third, Early Fourth Century), often confused with the three legendary sisters known as Faith, Hope, and Charity (1st August), this St. Faith was a holy virgin from Agen in Aquitaine who was tortured to death with a red-hot brazier, under Maximian Herculeus, when she refused to make pagan sacrifices. Her shrine, at the Abbey at Conques, is quite well known.
  • MAGNUS, a native of Venice, who served as Bishop of Oderzo on the Adriatic, and later of Heraclea. St. Magnis reposed circa A.D. 660.
  • MARTYRS OF TRIER, an incalculable number of martyrs in Trier during the persecution of Diocletian, circa A.D. 287.
  • PARDULF (PARDOUX), a native of Sardent near Guéret in Gaul, he was originally a hermit, but later went to the monastery of Guéret where he became abbot. During the Saracen invasion St. Pardulf remained alone in the monastery, which he saved through his prayers.   He reposed circa A.D. 738.
  • ROMANUS OF AUXERRE, a Bishop of Auxerre in Burgundy, who is believed to have reposed circa A.D. 564.


* - 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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18 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
18th October (5th October O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ALEXANDER, (Third Century), One of the 'innumerable multitude' martyred in Trier under Diocletian.
  • APOLLINARIS (AIPLONAY), a member of a family of nobles and saints; he was the elder brother of St. Avitus of Vienne (5th February), was the fifth Bishop of Valence in Burgundy from A.D. 486 until his repose circa A.D. 520.
  • ATTILANUS, a native of Tarazona near Saragossa in Spain, he received monastic tonsure at Moreruela along with St. Froilan (3rd October). When the Sees of León and Zamora fell vacant, St. Froilan was appointed to the former, and St. Attilanus to the latter, and were consecrated together at Pentecost A.D. 990. St. Attilanus reposed A.D. 1009
  • AYMARD, the successor of St. Odo (11th May) to the Abbotship of Cluny (A.D. 942). After about ten years as abbot he became blind, resigning his office to St. Majolus (11th May), thus setting for all, an example of resignation until his repose A.D. 965.
  • BONIFACE, one of the martyrs counted with St. Palmatius and Companions (vide infra) in Trier circa A.D. 287.
  • FIRMATUS AND FLAVIANA, (Date Unknown), St. Firmatus a deacon, and St. Flaviana, a virgin, are venerated at Auxerre in France; however, there is no information about them extant. It is possible they may even be two of the companions of St. Placidus (vide infra), some of whose relics appear to have been brought to France at some point.
  • GALLA, having been widowed in the first year of her marriage, St. Galla founded a monastery and hospital on the Vatican Hill, where she led the life of an anchoress, until her repose from cancer circa A.D. 550.
  • MAGDALVEUS (MADALVEUS, MAUVÉ), a monk at St. Vannes who returned to his birth place of Verdun circa A.D. 736 to serve as bishop, reposing circa A.D. 776.
  • MARCELLINUS OF RAVENNA, (Third Century), either the second or third Bishop of Ravenna.
  • MEINULPH, a nobleman and godson of Charlemagne, he founded of the monastery of Bödeken in Westphalia. It is said that he chose the location for the monastery after seeing a stag with a cross in its antlers there. St. Meinulph reposed circa A.D. 859.
  • PLACIDUS AND COMPANIONS, a group of 'innumerable multitude' believed to have been martyred in Trier under Diocletian circa A.D. 287, though the first reports of their martyrdom date from the late eleventh century.


* - 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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