19 April, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
19th April (6th April O.S.)
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  • BERTHANC (BERCHAN), According to all of the Scottish Kalendars, this saint is said to have spent his youth at Iona, and was later a Bishop of Kirkwall in the Orkneys. It appears that he reposed in Ireland circa A.D. 840, and his tomb is listed as being at Inishmore on the Bay of Galway, perhaps explaining the occasional surname of Fer-da-Leithe (man of two halves).
  • BRYCHAN OF BRYCHEINIOG (BRYCHAN OF BRECKNOCK), (Date Unknown), the holy and right-believing King Brychan of Brycheiniog (Brychan of Brecknock) is famous for fathering twenty-four children (by three wives). All his children became saints, and some of their children became saints as well. St. Brychan was considered a good king by his people, and a great patron of the Church and observer of Her teachings. As he entered old age St. Brychan abdicated his throne in favour of his eldest son and retired to Ynys Brychan (possibly Lundy Island - off the coast of Devon, England) to live as a hermit, where he reposed and was buried at an advanced age.
  • CELESTINE, (on Eastern Calendars 8th April), a native of the Campagna in Italy, who succeeded Boniface I (4th September) as Pope of Rome in A.D. 422. He supported St. Germanus of Auxerre (18th August) against Pelagianism, condemned Nestorianism, and reposed in A.D. 432.
  • ELSTAN, a disciple of St. Ethelwold (1st August) at Abingdon Abbey (St. Mary's Abbey in Abingdon; then Berkshire, now Oxfordshire), in England. He was renowned as a model of obedience, and succeeded St. Ethelwold as Abbot of Abingdon. St. Elstan was later was consecrated Bishop of Winchester. He reposed A.D. 981 and was buried at Abingdon.
  • FLORENTIUS, GEMINIANUS, AND SATURUS, martyrs in Sirmium in Pannonia, most likely in the fourth century A.D.
  • GENNARD, a monk at Fontenelle, who went on to serve as Abbot of Flay. He reposed in A.D. 720.
  • MARCELLINUS, the imperial representative in North Africa at the time of the Donatist heresy. He and his brother, the judge Agrarius, tried to enforce the decisions of a conference in Carthage against Donatism, but the Donatists resorted to false accusation and the two brothers were martyred in A.D. 413.
  • NOTKER BALBULUS, nicknamed Balbulus, (the Stammerer). He was born near Zurich, and when still a child entered the monastery of St. Gall where he spent his whole life, excelling as a musician. He reposed in A.D. 912.
  • PRUDENTIUS GALINDO, a Spaniard by birth, who fled from the Saracens to France while still a youth. Once there he changed his baptismal name Galindo to Prudentius. Chosen Bishop of Troyes circa A.D. 840 - 845; he reposed in A.D. 861.
  • RUFINA, MODERATA, ROMANA, SECUNDUS, AND SEVEN COMPANIONS, martyrs in Sirmium in Pannonia, most likely in the fourth century A.D..
  • ULCHED (ULCHAD, YLCHED), (Date Unknown), a Welsh holy man for whom the church of Llechulched in Anglesey is named. There is no further information on his life extant.
  • URBAN, an abbot of the Monastery of Peñalba near Astorga who reposed circa A.D. 940.
  • WINEBALD (VINEBAUD), a monk at Saint-Loup-de-Troyes, and later abbot there. He reposed circa A.D. 650.


* - 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 April, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
18th April (5th April O.S.)
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  • BECAN (BEGAN), a sixth century saint who was one of the 'Twelve Apostles of Ireland'. Related to St. Columba (9th June), he founded a monastery in Kill-Beggan in Westmeath. He is also the Patron of the church and parish of Imleach-Becain in Meath.
  • DERFEL-GADARN, a sixth century Welsh soldier who left the world to live as a hermit in Llanderfel in Gwynedd, Wales.
  • MARTYRS OF NORTH-WEST AFRICA, a large group martyred in A.D. 459, at the Easter liturgy, by Genseric, the Arian King of the Vandals. The reader who was singing the Alleluia had his throat pierced by an arrow.


* - 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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17 April, 2015

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Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
17th April (4th April O.S.)
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  • GUIER, (Date Uncertain), a priest and hermit in Cornwall, where there is a church named for him.
  • GWERIR, (Date Uncertain), a hermit near Liskeard in Cornwall, at whose grave King Alfred was healed of a serious illness. St. Gwerir's cell was later occupied by St. Neot (31st July).
  • HILDEBERT, Abbot of St. Peter in Ghent in Belgium. He was martyred in A.D. 752, by fanatics for defending the veneration of icons.
  • ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, the brother of SS. Leander (27th February), Fulgentius (16th January), and Florentina (20th June). After succeeding St. Leander as Bishop of Seville in A.D. 600, he presided over several Councils, reorganised the Spanish Church, encouraged monastic life, and completed the Mozarabic rite. St. Isidore was an encyclopedic writer and was also responsible for the Fourth Council of Toledo, which was held in A.D. 633. He reposed in A.D. 636.
  • TIGERNACH (TIGERNAKE, TIERNEY, TIERRY), an Abbot of Clones who succeeded St. Macartan (24th March) as Bishop at Clogher in Ireland. He reposed in A.D. 549.


* - 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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16 April, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
16th April (3rd April O.S.)
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  • ATTALA (ATTALUS), a monk and abbot of a monastery in Taormina in Sicily who reposed circa A.D. 800.
  • BURGUNDOFARA (FARA), (also 7th December), having been blessed by St. Columbanus (2nd February) as a child, she became a nun despite her father's opposition, and so began the convent of Brige in France. This was later called Faremoutiers, i.e. Fara's Monastery, where she was abbess for thirty-seven years, reposing in A.D. 657.
  • PANCRAS (PANCRATIUS), born in Antioch during the first century A.D., he was consecrated by the Apostle Peter (29th June), and sent to Taormina in Sicily where he was stoned to death.
  • SIXTUS I (XYSTUS), Pope of Rome from A.D. 117 until his repose. His repose was originally thought to be circa A.D. 142, however modern research seems to indicate it was closer to circa A.D. 125. He is also sometimes referred to as a martyr.


* - 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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15 April, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
15th April (2nd April O.S.)
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  • ABUNDIUS, a Bishop of Como. He was a theologian who was sent to Emperor Theodosius the Younger and encouraged the calling of the Council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451. St. Abundius reposed in A.D. 469.
  • BRONACH (BROMANA), (Date Unknown), she was called the Virgin of Glen-Seichis, now Kilbronach in Ireland.
  • CONSTANTINE, Constantine II, King of Scotland, was slain in A.D. 874, in a battle against heathen invaders of his country, honoured as a martyr, and was buried on Iona.
  • DROGO, (Tenth Century), following a worldly life, Drogo became a monk at Fleury-sur-Loire and then at Baume-les-Messieurs.
  • LONOCHILUS (LONGIS, LENOGISIL) AND AGNOFLEDA, The first was a priest who founded a monastery in Maine in present-day France, reposing in A.D. 653. Agnofleda was a holy virgin, who reposed in A.D. 638.
  • MUSA, a child in sixth century Rome, who was granted visions. She was mentioned by her contemporary by St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September).
  • NICETIUS (NIZIER), Bishop of Lyons from A.D. 553 until his repose in A.D. 573.
  • NICETIUS (NIZIER), (Date Unknown), a hermit at Glendalough in Ireland.
  • URBAN OF LANGRES, the sixth Bishop of Langres from A.D. 374 until his repose circa A.D. 390. In parts of Burgundy he was honoured as the patron-saint of vine dressers.
  • VICTOR, a Bishop of Capua in Campania, as well as a Church writer. He reposed in A.D. 554.


* - 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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14 April, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
14th April (1st April O.S.)
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  • CAIDOC AND FRICOR (ADRIAN), Irishmen who preached Christ amongst the Morini in nothern Gaul in the seventh century. Their relics are still venerated in the parish church of Saint Riquier near Amiens.
  • CELLACH (CEILACH, KEILACH), a ninth century Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland, who had previously been Abbot of Iona in Scotland and founded the monastery of Kells.
  • DODOLINUS, a seventh century Bishop of Vienne in the Dauphiné.
  • PROCOPIUS, (on Western calendars 4th July), a hermit and later, founder of the monastery of Sazava, who reposed in A.D. 1053.
  • THEODORA, the sister of St. Hermes (28th August) whom she helped in prison and under torture. She was martyred several months later (circa A.D. 120). Brother and sister were buried side by side.
  • VENANTIUS, a bishop in Dalmatia who reposed circa A.D. 255, and whose relics were brought from Spalato to Rome in A.D. 641.
  • WALERICUS (VALÉRY), a monk at Luxeuil, who went on to found the monastery of Leuconay at the mouth of the Somme. Reposing circa A.D. 622, there are two towns in that area named Saint-Valéry after him.


* - 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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13 April, 2015

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
13th April (31st March O.S.)
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  • ALDO, (Late Eighth Century), a Count of Ostrevant who became a monk at the monastery of Hasnon in present-day Belgium, which had been founded by his brother John. St. Aldo served as their second abbot.
  • BALBINA, she is thought to have been the daughter of St. Quirinus (30th March) the martyr. St. Balbina was baptised by Pope St. Alexander I (3rd May), and then lived as a virgin in Rome. Following her repose circa A.D. 130, she was buried on the Appian Way near her father. Her relics were later enshrined in the church dedicated to her on the Aventine.
  • GUY (GUIDO), St. Guy became a monk at the monastery of St. Severus, ultimately serving as abbot. Later he went to the monastery of Pomposa near Ferrara. St. Guy reposed in A.D. 1046.
  • RENOVATUS, after renouncing Arianism, he became a monk and then abbot of Cauliana in Lusitania. Finally St. Renovatus served as Bishop of Mérida for twenty-two years, reposing circa A.D. 633.
  • THEODULUS, ANESIUS, FELIX, CORNELIA AND COMPANIONS, (Date Unknown), a group martyrs in North Africa of whom no further particulars are extant.


* - 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."



Orthodox Saints of the British Isles
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