31 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
31st October (18th October O.S.)
:


Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • BROTHEN AND GWENDOLEN, (Sixth Century), nothing is known about these two saints beyond the existence of a local cult following their repose, and that St. Brothen is the patron-saint of Llanbrothen in Wales.   Dolwyddelen and Llanwyddelan suggest a St. Gwendolen.
  • GWEN, was the daughter of Brychan of Brecknock (6th April), and the sister of St. Cledwyn (1st November).   She was murdered by the pagan Saxons at Talgarth A.D. 492.
  • GWEN, (Fifth Century), Sister of St. Non (3rd March) and aunt of St. David of Wales (1st March). It is believed she was the mother of SS. Cybi (8th November), and Cadfan (1st November), however this tradition is rather uncertain.
  • JUSTUS OF BEAUVAIS, a nine year-old child martyred A.D. 287, who was venerated in Beauvais in Picardy.
  • MONON, A native of Scotland who lived as a hermit in the Ardennes, and was murdered in Nassogne in present-day Belgium circa A.D. 645.
  • TRYPHONIA, (Fifth Century), a Roman widow and martyr.   According to one tradition she may have been the widow of the Christian persecutor, Emperor Trajanus Decius or the widow of his son.


* - 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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30 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
30th October (17th October O.S.)
:


Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ANSTRUDIS (AUSTRUDE, AUSTRU), daughter of SS. Blandinus and Salaberga (22nd September), the founders of the convent of St. John the Baptist in Laon.   She succeeded her mother as abbess, and suffered greatly under the tyrant Ebroin, reposing A.D. 688.
  • BERARIUS, a Bishop of Le Mans in northern Gaul who reposed circa A.D. 680.
  • COLMAN OF KILROOT, (Sixth Century), a disciple of St. Ailbe of Emly (12th September), who served as Bishop or Abbot of Kilroot, near Carrickfergus in Co. Antrim Ireland.   His feast is among those listed in the Aberdeen Breviary.
  • ETHELBERT AND ETHELRED, Grandsons of St. Ethelbert (25th February), the first Christian King of Kent, and brothers of St. Ermenburgh (19th November) of Minster in Thanet, who were cruelly put to death at Eastry near Sandwich in England A.D. 640.
  • FLORENTIUS OF ORANGE, the eighth Bishop of Orange in the south of present-day France.   He reposed circa A.D. 526


  • Icon of St. Ignatius of Antioch

  • IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, Called 'the God-bearer', he was Bishop of Antioch for forty years, and then taken to Rome circa A.D. 107 by order of Trajan, where he was thrown to the wild beasts in the amphitheatre.   Whilst on his way to Rome St. Ignatius wrote seven letters which survive.   His relics are enshrined at St. Peter's in Rome.


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  • LOUTHIERN, (Sixth Century), an Irish saint who is the patron of St. Ludgran in Cornwall.
  • NOTHELM, a friend of SS. Bede the Venerable (25th May), and Boniface (5th June), St. Nothelm served as the eleventh Archbishop of Canterbury from A.D. 735 until his repose A.D. 739.
  • REGULUS (RULE), (Fourth Century), traditionally believed to have been an abbot who brought relics of St. Andrew (30th November) from Greece to Scotland, thus leading to the adoption of St. Andrew as the patron-saint of Scotland.
  • SOLINA, born in Gascony, to avoid marriage to a pagan she fled to Chartres, where she was beheaded circa A.D. 290.
  • VICTOR, a prolific writer who served as Bishop of Capua from A.D. 541 until his repose 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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29 October, 2014

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Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
29th October (16th October O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • AMBROSE, the thirteenth Bishop of Cahors in Aquitaine, who later lived as a hermit.   Following a pilgrimage to Rome, he reposed at what is now called Saint-Ambroise-sur-Arnon in Berry circa A.D. 752.
  • BALDERIC (BAUDRY), (Seventh Century), he and his sister, St. Bova (24th April), were children of Sigebert I, King of Austrasia.   St. Balderic was the founder of the monastery of Montfaucon, as well as a convent in Reims where his sister became a nun.
  • BALDWIN (BAUDOIN), archdeacon of León, son of St. Salaberga (22nd September), and brother of St. Anstrudis (17th October), Abbess of Laon in Picardy.   His murder circa A.D. 680, led to his veneration as a martyr.
  • BERCHARIUS, a monk at Luxeuil who served as first Abbot of Hautvilliers.   St. Bercharius also founded the monasteries of Moutier-en-Der for men, and Puellemoutier for women.   Fatally stabbed in A.D. 696, he died forgiving his murderer, and was subsequently venerated as a martyr.
  • BOLONIA, a holy virgin aged fifteen who was martyred under Julian the Apostate in A.D. 362.   The village of Saint Boulogne in Maine in present-day France is named for her.
  • CONOGAN, the successor of St. Corentinus (12th December) as the second Bishop of Quimper in Brittany.   He reposed A.D. 460.
  • DULCIDIUS (DULCET, DOUCIS), successor of St. Phaebadius (25th April) to the See of Agen in Gaul.   St. Dulcidius reposed circa A.D. 450.
  • ELIPHIUS (ELOFF), a native of Ireland who was martyred in Toul (A.D. 362) under Julian the Apostate (the Acta Sanctorum states on Julian's personal orders).   His relics were translated to Great St. Martin Church in Cologne in the tenth century.
  • EREMBERTA, (Seventh Century), a niece of St. Wulmar (20th July), and first Abbess of Wierre-au-Bois, which was built by Wulmar for her.
  • FLORENTINUS OF TRIER, (Fourth Century), the successor of St. Severinus (21st December) to the Bishopric of Trier.


  • Icon of St. Gall

  • GALL, a monk at Bangor who accompanied St. Columbanus (23rd November) to France where he helped found Luxeuil.   St. Gall was exiled, settling in present-day Switzerland where the monastery and town of Saint Gall later grew up.   He reposed circa A.D. 645, and is venerated as one of the Apostles of Switzerland.
  • JUNIAN, (Fifth Century), a hermit in Commodoliacus — now Saint-Junien, near Limoges in west-central Gaul.
  • LULL (LULLUS, LUL), a monk at Malmesbury, and relative of St. Boniface (5th June), who joined St. Boniface's mission to the Germans, and was consecrated bishop A.D. 751.   He served St. Boniface as his auxiliary, and following that saint's martyrdom, took his place.   The founder of several monasteries, St. Lull reposed A.D. 787.
  • MAGNOBODUS (MAINBOEUF), a member of the Frankish nobility and a Bishop of Angers in Anjou, who reposed circa A.D. 670.
  • MARTINIAN, SATURIAN AND COMPANIONS, four brothers who were slaves of an Arian Vandal in Mauretania (North Africa).   They were martyred under Genseric in A.D. 458 by being dragged by horses.
  • MARTYRS OF NORTH-WEST AFRICA, a group of two hundred and twenty Christians martyred this day in north-west Africa.
  • MUMMOLIN (MOMMOLINUS), a monk at Luxeuil who was eventually sent to St. Omer and made Abbot of the Old Monastery (now Saint Mommolin).   He later became Abbot of Sithin, founded by his friend St. Bertinus (5th September).   Finally he was made Bishop of Noyon-Tournai in A.D. 660, and reposed circa A.D. 686.
  • SATURNINUS, NEREUS AND COMPANIONS, a group of three hundred and sixty-five Orthodox Christians who were martyred in A.D. 450 under the Vandal King Genseric.
  • VITALIS (VIAL), a native of England who became a monk at Noirmoutier, and then a hermit on Mont Scobrit near the Loire River until his repose circa A.D. 740.


* - 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 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
28th October (15th October O.S.)
:


Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • AGILEUS, a martyr in Carthage circa A.D. 300 whose relics were later translated to Rome.
  • ANTIOCHUS (ANDEOL), (Fifth Century), after St. Justus of Lyons (2nd September) resigned his See and became a hermit in Egypt, the priest Antiochus was sent to persuade him to return.   Antiochus was unsuccessful in this endeavour, and upon his return to Lyons was himself chosen bishop.
  • AURELIA, a princess from the family of Hugh Capet, the first King of the Franks, who, fleeing a marriage arranged against her will, renounced the world, and lived for over fifty years as an anchoress in Strasbourg, reposing A.D. 1027.
  • BRUNO-BONIFACE, (also 19th June), born in Querfurt in present-day Germany, he accompanied Emperor Otto III to Ravenna A.D. 996, and became a monk at the monastery Otto had founded there.   He became Archbishop of Mersburg, and was sent to enlighten the heathen Prussians.   St. Bruno-Boniface was martyred with eighteen companions A.D. 1009.
  • CALLISTUS, a native of Huesca in present-day Spain, who, together with St. Mercurialis (23rd May), went to France, where they were martyred by the Saracens, A.D. 1003.
  • CANNATUS, (Fifth Century), the successor of St. Honoratus as Bishop of Marseilles.
  • FORTUNATUS, a martyr in Rome probably circa A.D. 537.
  • LEONARD OF VANDOEUVRE, a hermit, and founder of Vandoeuvre, now Saint-Leonard-aux-Bois, near present-day Le Mans France.   He reposed circa A.D. 570.
  • ODILO, a monk at Gorze in Lorraine, who became Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy A.D. 945, and reposed circa A.D. 954.
  • SABINUS, a Bishop of Catania in Sicily, who after a few years as bishop resigned to become a hermit.   He led a strict ascetic life, and received from the Lord gifts of wonderworking and discernment, and reposed circa A.D. 760.
  • SEVERUS, a disciple of St. Germanus of Auxerre (31st July), and St. Lupus of Troyes (29th July).   He accompanied St. Germanus to Britain to oppose the Pelagian heresy, and also enlightened the Germans of the lower Moselle, finally serving as Bishop of Trier from A.D. 446 until his repose circa A.D. 455.
  • THECLA, a nun at Wimborne in England who went accompanied St. Lioba (28th September), to Germany where she became the first Abbess of Ochsenfürt, and then of Kitzingen on the Main.   St. Thecla reposed circa A.D. 790.
  • WILLA, a nun at Nonnberg near Salzburg, who reposed circa A.D. 1050 as an anchoress.


* - 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 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
27th October (14th October O.S.)
:


Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ANGADRESIMA (ANGADRISMA, ANGADREME), a cousin of St. Lambert of Lyons (14th April), and a nun at Fontenelle Abbey. She went on to become abbess of Oröer-des-Vierges near Beauvais, reposing circa A.D. 695.
  • BERNARD OF ARCE, possibly an Englishman, in the ninth century he went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, staying to live as a hermit in Arpino in Lazio (present-day Italy). His relics are enshrined in Rocca d'Arce about 100 km southeast of Rome.
  • BURCHARD, an Englishman who accompanied St. Boniface (5th June) on his mission to the Frankish Empire (circa A.D. 732).   He was consecrated Bishop of Würzburg A.D. 741, and founded several monasteries, the most important being St. Andrew's, later named after him. He reposed circa A.D. 754
  • CALLISTUS I, a Greek slave in Rome who was ordained to the deaconate by Pope Zephyrinus, whom he succeeded A.D. 217. He condemned Sabellianism and other heresies, but was forgiving and tolerant to those whom strict traditionalists regarded as sinners. Whilst a deacon he had cared for the cemetery on the Appian Way, which is now known by his name. He was probably martyred in Todi circa A.D. 222.
  • DONATIAN (DONAS), originally from Rome, he served as Bishop of Reims from A.D. 360 until his repose A.D. 390.   His relics were translated to Bruges during the ninth century, and he has since been venerated as the patron-saint of Bruges.
  • FORTUNATUS OF TODI, a Bishop of Todi who prevented the city from being sacked by Totila the Goth. He reposed A.D. 537
  • GAUDENTIUS OF RIMINI, born in Asia Minor, he was consecrated bishop of Rimini A.D. 346.   He suffered greatly under the Arians who dominated the Council of A.D. 357  and was martyred by them A.D. 360.
  • JUSTUS OF LYONS, (also 2nd September), a deacon in Vienne who was consecrated Bishop of Lyons A.D. 350.   He attended the Council of Aquileia, A.D. 381, and subsequently went to Egypt where he lived as an anchorite, reposing A.D. 390.
  • MANAKUS (MANACCUS), (Sixth Century), an Abbot of Holyhead in Wales, who was connected with St. Cuby (8th November).   It seems he reposed in Cornwall, and Manaccan (Minster) near Falmouth is believed to have been named for him.
  • MANEHILDIS (MÉNÉHOULD), born in Perthois in the Champagne region of present-day France, she was the youngest of seven sisters, all of whom are honoured as saints in various parts of Champagne.   St. Manehildis reposed circa A.D. 490, and is the patroness of Sainte-Ménéhould.
  • RUSTICUS, a Bishop of Trier who resigned to live at the hermitage of St. Goar (6th July) reposing A.D. 574.


* - 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 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
26th October (13th October O.S.)
:


Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • BERTHOALD, (Seventh Century), the fifth Bishop of Cambrai Arras in present-day France.
  • COLMAN OF STOCKERAU, an Irishman who, on his way to the Holy Land, was arrested as a spy, tortured and hanged with criminals in Stockerau near Vienna A.D. 1012. Miracles were worked by his relics and he was venerated as a saint.   He is one of the patron-saints of Austria.
  • COMGAN, (Eighth Century), an Irishman and brother of St. Kentigern (13th January) who became a monk in Scotland and was buried on Iona.
  • FAUSTUS, JANUARIUS AND MARTIAL, martyred in Cordoba under Diocletian A.D. 304 and known as 'The Three Crowns of Cordoba'.
  • FYNCANA AND FYNDOCA, (Date Unknown), two martyrs in Scotland.
  • GERALD OF AURILLAC, Gerald, Count of Aurillac in Gaul, was a virtuous layman who founded and endowed a monastery on his estate.   He reposed A.D. 909 and is the patron-saint of Upper Auvergne.
  • REGIMBALD (REGINBALD, REGIMBAUT), a monk at the monastery of SS. Ulric and Afra in Augsburg. He moved to the monastery of Edersberg (A.D. 1015), seven years later he became Abbot of Lorsch, and then founded the monastery of Heiligenberg. Finally he was consecrated Bishop of Speyer (A.D. 1032), and reposed in A.D. 1039.
  • ROMULUS, a Bishop of Genoa who reposed, circa A.D. 641, at the coastal town of Matuziano, which was renamed San Remo after him.
  • SIMBERT (SIMPERT, SINTHERT), a monk and Abbot of Murbach near Colmar in Alsace. He was consecrated Bishop of Augsburg A.D. 778, and reposed circa A.D. 809.
  • VENANTIUS, (Fifth Century), an Abbot of the monastery of St. Martin in Tours in Gaul.


* - 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 October, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
25th October (12th October O.S.)
:


Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • EDISTIUS, martyred in Ravenna under Diocletian circa A.D. 303.
  • EDWIN, King of Northumbria who married St. Ethelburgh of Kent (8th September), and was baptised by St. Paulinus (10th October).   He died in battle at Hatfield Chase (A.D. 633) fighting against pagan Mercians and Welsh and was venerated as a martyr.
  • EVAGRIUS, PRISCIAN AND COMPANIONS, (Date Unknown), a group of martyrs either in Rome or Syria.
  • FELIX AND CYPRIAN, two bishops in North Africa, and leaders of a group, believed to be close to five thousand, Orthodox Christians, driven to starvation and death in the Sahara Desert by the Arian Vandal King, Hunneric circa A.D. 484.
  • FIACE (FIECH), (Fifth Century), a bishop in Ireland, who was a friend and disciple of St. Patrick (17th March), in whose honour he wrote a hymn which is still extant.
  • HERLINDIS AND RELINDIS, daughters of Count Adelard who built the convent of Maaseyk on the Meuse in present-day Belgium for them.   Herlindis served as the first abbess reposing circa 745, and Relindis the second abbess reposed circa 750.


  • Icon of St. Martin_of_Tours

  • MARTIN OF TOURS, (on Western calendars 11th November).   The son of a Roman officer born in Upper Pannonia (modern-day Hungary).   At the age of fifteen he enrolled in the imperial cavalry.   While on posting in Amiens in Gaul he cut his cloak in half and gave his own half to a beggar.   This beggar turned out to be Christ which led to his baptism.   Leaving the army he became a disciple of St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers (13th January), living for ten years as a hermit and founding a monastery in Ligugé, he reluctantly was consecrated bishop of Tours in A.D. 372.   He went on to found another monastic centre in Marmoutier, he continued to live as a monk, while devoting himself to his See.   He was an opponent of both Arianism, and Priscillianism, but befriended Priscillianists when they were persecuted by the civil authorities.   He was the greatest monk in the West of the age and hundreds of churches were dedicated to him.   This great saint reposed A.D. 397 and his shrine in Tours is still is a site of Orthodox pilgrimage.
  • MAXIMILIAN, born in Noricum in present-day Austria, he was a bishop who founded the church of Lorsch near Passau, and was martyred in Cilli in Styria under Numerian A.D. 284.
  • MONAS, sixth(?) Bishop of Milan, almost nothing is known about his life and episcopate, it seems he served from A.D. 193 until his repose A.D. 249, though there are sources that place him as bishop aproximately a century later.
  • PANTALUS, (Date Unknown), a martyr and Bishop of Basle.
  • SALVINUS, a Bishop of Verona who reposed A.D. 562.   His relics are enshrined in St. Stephen's church there.


  • Icon of St. Wilfrid

  • WILFRID, A cosmopolitan Churchman, notable missionary, great defender of Papal authority, and one of the most celebrated, and controversial bishops of the Anglo-Saxon Church.   Wilfrid was born in Northumberland, and entered Lindisfarne in his teens and soon sought to expand his knowledge spending time at Canterbury, France and Rome, and upon his return to Britain, he was made abbot of the newly founded monastery at Ripon.   He served as the chief spokesman at the Synod of Whitby, where his erudition served him well and as a result was able to persuade the Synod to adopt the Roman practices.   So impressive was he at the Synod that he was elevated to the See of York.   However, Wilfrid declined to be consecrated by the Northern bishops, instead traveling to France for ordination.   For reasons no longer clear to us, his trip to France took longer than usual and in his absence St. Chad (2nd March) was appointed in his place.   Upon his return, Wilfrid in great humility accepted St. Chad as bishop and retired to Ripon.   A few years after St. Wilfrid’s return, St. Theodore of Canterbury (19th September), visited Northumbria, where he found Chad working as bishop.   He pointed out to him the defects of his position and, at his instigation, St. Chad withdrew and Wilfrid once more became Bishop of York.   During his tenure of the see, he acted with great vigour and energy, completing the work of enforcing the Roman obedience against the Scottish monks.   He founded several monasteries, especially at Hexham and at Ripon, and completely rebuilt the minster at York.   Not a decade later Theodore divided the diocese of York into three sees without Wilfrid's consent.   Wilfrid departed for Rome to appeal against the high-handed act, spending a year on the way preaching in Frisia.   Though he prevailed in his appeal, on his return to England he was imprisoned, and then exiled to Sussex, where he carried out successful missionary work.   He was once more reinstated to the See of York, which he held for about five years before disputes with King Aldfrith compelled him to flee yet again.   He was invited by the King of Mercia to administer the vacant see of Lichfield.   Once more appealing to Rome, and although his claims were completely vindicated, he agreed, to resign in favour of St. John of Beverley (7th May), accepting instead the See of Hexham, and spending the last years of his life in his monastery at Ripon, reposing A.D. 709.


* - 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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