13 April, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
13th April (31st March O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • 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."



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12 April, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
12th April (30th March O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • CLINIUS, (date unknown), a Greek monk at Montecassino, who became Abbot of St. Peter's near Pontecorvo in Lazio, where his relics were venerated.
  • FERGUS, (sixth century), he was a Bishop of Downpatrick in Co. Down in Ireland. Though he has always been held in great veneration, the details of his life are uncertain, and it is even possible that he was the same man as St. Fergus of Scotland (27th November), who flourished in the eighth century A.D.
  • MAMERTINUS, a monk, and later Abbot of SS. Cosmas and Damian in Auxerre, who reposed circa A.D. 462.
  • OSBURGH (OSBURGA), (eleventh century), an Abbess, and according to some sources the first of the convent founded at Coventry by King Canute. There are no particulars about her extant.
  • PASTOR, (sixth century), a Bishop of Orléans.
  • PATTO (PACIFICUS), possibly an Irishman, who went to Saxony where he became abbot of a monastery Amarbaric, and finally was made Bishop of Werden, reposing circa A.D. 788.
  • QUIRINUS, the Roman administrator of the prison in which Pope St. Alexander I (3rd May) was confined. St. Alexander converted him and his daughter St. Balbina (31st March). However, shortly afterwards St. Quirinus was arrested, tortured, and beheaded under Hadrian circa A.D. 117.
  • REGULUS (RIEUL), generally believed to have been a Greek, he is reckoned as the first Bishop of Senlis. There is a tradition which connects him with Arles where there was a Greek population. He reposed circa A.D. 260.
  • TOLA, little is known about this saint, other than that he was originally a hermit at Tola, Co. Meath. He built a monastery for his many disciples, and eventually was consecrated Bishop of Clonard. He is believed to have reposed circa A.D. 733.
  • ZOSIMUS, after entering the monastery of Santa Lucia near Syracuse in Sicily at the age of seven, St. Zosimus spent thirty years as a monk, he was made Abbot, and then Bishop of the city. He reposed circa A.D. 660 at the age of ninety.


* - 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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11 April, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
11th April (29th March O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ARMOGASTES AND COMPANIONS, Armogastes and Saturus were high-born nobles at the royal court, and suffered in North Africa during the Arian persecution under the Vandal King Genseric circa A.D. 460. First, they were tortured, and then sent to hard labour in the mines, finally condemned to slavery as cowherds near Carthage. They were not put to death 'in case the Romans should venerate them as martyrs'.
  • EUSTACE (EUSTASIUS), a favourite disciple and monk of St. Columbanus (23rd November), whom he succeeded as second Abbot of Luxeuil. St. Eustace reposed in A.D. 625.
  • FIRMINUS, (sixth century), the fourteenth Bishop of Viviers in southern Gaul.
  • GLADYS, (fifth century), this Welsh saint was a daughter of the famous St. Brychan of Brycheiniog (6th June), the wife of St. Gwynllyw (vide infra), and mother of St. Cadoc (24th January). There are no further reliable details of her life extant.
  • GWYNLLYW (WOOLLOS), Gwynllyw Milwr or Gwynllyw Farfog, known in English as Woolos the Warrior or Woolos the Bearded (Latin: Gundleus, Gundleius or Gwenleue), was the King of Gwynllwg in South Wales and the legendary founder and patron saint of the City of Newport. According to Lives written some six hundred years after his repose, St. Gwynllyw Milwr was a feared warlord, raider, and associate of King Arthur. He later found religion, quite possibly under the influence of his son, St. Cadoc (24th January) and wife St. Gladys (vide supra), and became a hermit, at the location where St. Woollos Cathedral in Newport was later built. St. Gwynllyw reposed circa A.D. 500.
  • LASAR (LASSAR, LASSERA), (sixth century), an Irish monastic St. Lasar was a niece of St. Fortchern (17th February). Limited details of her life, of uncertain reliability, are provided by the Bollandists, as well as Colgan. From these it is known that she spent her early years in the care of SS. Finnian (7th April) and Kieran (9th September) at Clonard, before entering an unknown monastery.
  • SECUNDUS, a young man from Asti in Piedmont, said to have been a patrician and subaltern in the imperial army, who was revealed to be a Christian and beheaded in Asti under Hadrian in A.D. 119.


* - 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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10 April, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
10th April (28th March O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • CONON, a monk and later Abbot of the Greek monastery of Nesi in Sicily.   He reposed A.D. 1236 and is the patron saint of Naso, Sicily.
  • GONTRAM (GUNTHRAMMUS), a King of Burgundy and grandson of Clovis and St. Clotilde (3rd June). Though he governed his people with justice and mercy, he divorced his wife and ordered the execution of his doctor, and lamented these sins for the rest of his life. St. Gontram reposed in A.D. 592 and was at once acclaimed a saint by his subjects.
  • GUNDELINDIS (GUENDELINDIS), a daughter of the Duke of Alsace and sister of SS. Attala (3rd December) and Eugenia (16th September). St. Gundelindis was raised by her aunt St. Odilia (13th December), whom she succeeded as Abbess of Niedermünster. She reposed circa A.D. 750.
  • ROGATUS, SUCCESSUS AND COMPANIONS, (date unknown), a group of eighteen martyrs in one of the early persecutions in North Africa. Beyond their listing in various martyrologies, no record of their lives is extant.
  • SIXTUS III (XYSTUS), Pope of Rome from A.D. 432 until his repose in A.D. 440. He is remembered for his opposition to Nestorianism and Pelagianism and restoring several Roman basilicas.
  • SPES, an Abbot of Campi, who was totally blind for forty years, but fifteen days before his repose circa 513, his eyesight was restored.
  • TUTILO, an Irishman who educated at the Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland, and then received monastic tonsure there. St. Tutilo was a gifted musician and artist. There are ivory tablets attributed to the saint, which form the cover of the Evangelium Longum at St. Gall, and his paintings can be found Konstanz, Metz, Saint Gall, and Mainz. St. Tutilo reposed circa A.D. 915.


* - 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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09 April, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
9th April (27th March O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ALKELD (ATHILDA), there are two churches in Yorkshire dedicated to this saint about whom nothing is known save for an ancient painting showing her being strangled by Danish pirates.   This event may safely be dated to the tenth century A.D.
  • AMATOR (AMADOR), (date unknown), a hermit to whom there are several churches dedicated in Portugal.
  • AUGUSTA, (fifth century), the daughter of the Teuton Duke of Friuli whose conversion to Christianity so enraged him that he killed her with his own hands.   She is still venerated in some of the Alpine villages of Italy.
  • PHILETUS, LYDIA, MACEDO, THEOPREPIUS (THEOPREPIDES), AMPHILOCHIUS AND CRONIDAS, martyrs in Illyria under Hadrian circa A.D. 121.  Philetus was a senator, Lydia his wife, Macedo and Theoprepius their sons, Amphilochius a captain, and Cronidas a notary.  It is believed by many that they were martyred by immersion in a cauldron of boiling oil.
  • ROMULUS, an Abbot of St. Baudilius near Nimes.  He and his monks fled the invading Saracens circa A.D. 720, settling in a ruined monastery in Saissy-les-Bois, where he reposed circa A.D. 730.
  • RUPERT (ROBERT), Apostle of Bavaria and Austria, a French royal who became Bishop of Worms and began to spread Orthodoxy in the south of Germany.   Starting in Regensburg and working his way along the Danube.   The Duke of Bavaria gave him the old ruined town of Iuvavum, which Rupert rebuilt and called Salzburg, serving as its first Archbishop, there he founded the monastery of St. Peter and the convent of Nonnberg, where his sister Ermentrude was Abbess.   St. Rupert reposed circa A.D. 717.
  • SUAIRLECH, an Abbot of Fore in Westmeath known for his zeal, he was later consecrated first Bishop of that See.   St. Suairlech reposed circa A.D. 750.


* - 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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08 April, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
8th April (26th March O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • BERTILO, the Abbot of St. Benignus in Dijon.   Vikings sacked the monastery, and martyred him along with several of his monks at the altar circa A.D. 883.
  • BRAULIO, a monk at the monastery of St. Engratia in Saragossa, who succeeded his brother, John (who had ordained him to the priesthood), as Archbishop of Saragossa.   St. Braulio reposed in A.D. 646.
  • CASTULUS, a palace officer in Rome of the Emperor Diocletian, who was tortured and buried alive in A.D. 288, for providing aid and assistance to other Orthodox.   A cemetery was named after his burial place on the Via Labicana.
  • FELICITAS OF PADUA, (ninth century) a nun, most likely at the monastery of SS. Cosmas and Damian in Padua.  Her relics are now enshrined at the Basilica of St. Justina in Padua, Italy.
  • FELIX OF TRIER, though the records of the Church in Trier were destroyed by the Normans, we do know that this saint was the thirty-third Bishop of Trier, he was consecrated by St. Martin of Tours (11th November) in A.D. 386, was a zealous opponent of the Priscillianism, and reposed in A.D. 400.
  • GARBHAN, (seventh century), nothing certain is known about this Irish saint, though he seems to have left his name to the town of Dungarvan (Dún Garbháin) in Co. Waterford, Ireland.
  • LUDGER, The Apostle of Saxony, a native of Frisia, who spent some time in England and also at Montecassino.  He preached mainly in Westphalia and served as the founding Bishop of the See of Münster.  St. Ludger authored a life of St. Gregory of Utrecht (25th August).  He reposed A.D. 809.
  • MOCHELLOC (CELLOG, MOTTELOG, MOTALOGUS), (seventh century), the patron saint of Kilmallock (Cill Mocheallóg) in Co. Limerick, there are no reliable details of his life extant.
  • MONTANUS AND MAXIMA, Montanus, a priest, and Maxima, his wife, were martyred by drowned in the River Sava in Sirmium in Dalmatia, or in Singidunum in Pannonia (present-day Hungary) in A.D. 304.
  • PETER, MARCIAN, JOVINUS, THECLA, CASSIAN AND COMPANIONS, (date unknown), a group of martyrs in Rome whose lives have become hopelessly intertwined and it is now impossible to disentangle them.   It is said that some of them may have been bishops.
  • SINCHEALL, (fifth century), a disciple of St. Patrick (17th March), he founded the monastery of Killeigh in Co. Offaly Ireland.   At its peak, there were one hundred and fifty monks at the monastery.   There is no further information on this saint 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."



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07 April, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
7th April (25th March O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ALFWOLD, a monk at Winchester, St. Alfwold was known for his great devotion to SS. Swithun (2nd July) and Cuthbert (20th March).   He was consecrated Bishop of Sherborne in A.D. 1045, governing that See with great zeal and prudence until his repose A.D. 1058.
  • BARONTIUS AND DESIDERIUS, Barontius was a nobleman in the court of Thierry II, who became a monk at Saint-Cyran-du-Jambot near Nevers.   Owing to a vision he went to Italy where he became a hermit near Pistoia, where St. Desiderius joined him.   They both reposed circa A.D. 725.
  • HERMENLAND (HERMELAND, HERBLAND, ERBLON), a priest-monk at Fontenelle, who was sent with twelve monks to establish a new monastery on the island of Aindre in the estuary of the Loire.   He reposed circa A.D. 720.
  • HUMBERT, a disciple of St. Amandus of Elnon (6th February) who founded, and served as the first Abbot of the monastery of Marolles in Flanders.   He reposed circa A.D. 680.
  • IRENAEUS OF SIRMIUM, a bishop in Pannonia (present-day Hungary) who was martyred under Diocletian at Sirmium (present-day Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia) in A.D. 304.
  • KENNOCHA (KYLE, ENOCH), she was a nun of noble Scottish birth at a monastery in Fife.   She was held in great veneration in Scotland, especially in Strathclyde.   She reposed A.D. 1007. No further information on this saint is extant.
  • MARTYRS OF ROME, (date unknown), a group of two hundred and sixty-two martyrs at Rome.
  • QUIRINUS, a martyr in Rome under Claudius II circa A.D. 269.   He was amongst those befriended and buried by SS. Marius, Martha and Companions (19th January).


* - 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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