20 December, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
20th December (7th December O.S.)
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Icon of Orthodox Saints of the British Isles




    Icon of St. Ambrose of Milan

  • AMBROSE, appointed to the governorship of Liguria and Aemilia with his headquarters in Milan before the age of thirty-five, at a time when the whole province was rent by the Arian controversy. When the Bishop of Milan died in A.D. 374, Ambrose, as governor, went to the Cathedral to ensure peace and order the new election. Though still a catechumen, he was elected by acclamation, after a child had been suddenly heard to cry out 'Ambrose for bishop'. Ambrose's objections were overruled, and he was consecrated on 7th December, A.D. 374. He excelled as an administrator, writer, protector of the poor and the 'hammer of Arianism'. He was outspoken in withstanding the tyranny of Emperors. His courage in reproving Theodosius the Great was a fine example of Orthodoxy. St. Ambrose reposed on Great Friday, 4th April, A.D. 397.
  • ANIANUS (AGNAN), (Fifth Century) the fifth Bishop of Chartres.
  • BUITHE (BUITE, BOETHIUS), after sojourns of several years in Italy and other places, he returned to Scotland and helped enlighten the Picts, reposing in A.D. 521. Kirkbuddo in Forfar, Angus, Scotland is named after him.
  • BURGUNDOFARA (FARA) (also 3rd April), having been blessed by St. Columbanus (2nd February) as a child, she became a nun despite her father's opposition, and founded 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.
  • DIUMA, an Irish missionary and bishop who laboured to convert Mercia in England. He reposed in A.D. 658.
  • MARTIN OF SAUJON, a disciple of St. Martin of Tours (11th November) who founded the monastery of Saujon, and reposed circa A.D. 400.
  • SERVUS, a layman of noble birth who lived in North Africa. He was tortured to death under the Arian Vandal King Hunneric in A.D. 483.
  • URBAN, a Bishop of Teano in Campania who reposed circa A.D. 356.
  • VICTOR OF PIACENZA, the first Bishop of Piacenza from circa A.D. 322 until his repose in A.D. 375. He was a great defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism.


* - 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 December, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
19th December (6th December O.S.)
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  • ASELLA, 'A flower of the Lord', St. Asella became a nun in Rome at the age of ten, and then lived for many years until she became abbess, 'the mother of many virgins', reposing circa A.D. 406.
  • AUXILIUS, ISSERNINUS AND SECUNDINUS, (Fifth Century), workers with St. Patrick (17th March) in the enlightenment of Ireland.
  • DIONYSIA, DATIVA, LEONTIA, TERTIUS, EMILIAN, BONIFACE AND COMPANIONS, martyred in A.D. 484 in North Africa under the Arian Vandal Hunneric. Dionysia, a widow, died at the stake with her young child, Majoricus, and her sister Dativa. Emilian, a doctor, and Tertius, a monk, were flayed alive. The others met with terrible deaths as well.
  • GERTRUDE THE ELDER, a widow who founded and was the first Abbess of Hamaye (Hamay, Hamage) near Douai, she reposed in A.D. 649.
  • MAJORICUS, Son of St. Dionysia (26th October), who encouraged him to suffer martyrdom and buried him in her own house.   The martyrdom took place in North Africa under the Arian Hunneric the Vandal in A.D. 484.


* - 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 December, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
18th December (5th December O.S.)
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  • BASILISSA, an abbess of Oehren near Trier who reposed circa A.D. 780.
  • BASSUS, a Bishop of Nice who was martyred under Decius circa A.D. 250. His body transfixed with two huge nails.
  • CAWRDAF, a sixth century noble in Wales, who ended his life as a monk with St. Illtyd (6th November).
  • CRISPINA, a wealthy matron in Thebeste in Numidia, North Africa, who, in A.D. 304, was horribly tortured and ultimately beheaded.
  • DALMATIUS, born to pagan parents, he became a Christian and preached in the areas of present-day France and Italy until he became Bishop of Pavia in A.D. 303. He was martyred under Maximian Herculeus a year later.
  • FRIMINUS, the seventh Bishop of Verdun (A.D. 486 - 502).
  • GERBOLD, a monk at Ebriciacum, who went on to found the monastery of Livray, and later was consecrated Bishop of Bayeux. He reposed circa A.D. 690.
  • JOHN GRADENIGO, a Venician nobleman who became a monk in Cuxa in the Catalonian Pyrenees. After many trials, he reposed as a hermit near Montecassino in A.D. 1025.
  • JULIUS, POTAMIA, CRISPIN, FELIX, GRATUS AND COMPANIONS, twelve martyrs who suffered in Thagura in Numidia in North Africa under Diocletian in A.D. 302.
  • JUSTINIAN (IESTIN) , (Sixth Century), a hermit on the Isle of Ramsey off the coast of south Wales, where he was murdered, and afterwards venerated as a martyr.
  • NICETIUS, the last of the Gallo-Roman Bishops of Trier, consecrated in A.D. 532. He had been a monk and abbot in his native Auvergne. As bishop he withstood the cruelty of the Franks by whom he was exiled for a time. He restored discipline among the clergy, rebuilt the Cathedral and combatted heresy, reposing in A.D. 566.
  • PELINUS, a martyr in the south of present-day Italy, who suffered under Julian the Apostate, reposing in A.D. 361.
  • SIGIRANUS (CYRAN, SIRAN, SIGRAM), Son of the Bishop of Tours, he became archdeacon there, before going on to become a monk and founding monasteries at Meobecq and Lonrey, and reposing somewhere between A.D. 655 - 690.


* - 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 December, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
17th December (4th December O.S.)
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  • ADA, (Late Seventh Century), a niece of Engebert, Bishop of Le Mans, she became a nun at Soissons and abbess in Le Mans.
  • BERTOARA, Abbess of Notre-Dame-de-Sales in Bourges, she reposed in A.D. 614.
  • FELIX OF BOLOGNA, a deacon with St. Ambrose in Milan (7th December) and later the fifth Bishop of Bologna.   He reposed in A.D. 429.


* - 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 December, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
16 December (3 December O.S.)
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  • ABBO, an Abbot of St. Germain in Auxerre in France. He became Bishop of Auxerre in A.D. 857 and reposed circa A.D. 860.
  • AGRICOLA, (Date Unknown), a martyr in Pannonia.
  • ATTALIA (ATTALA), a niece of St. Odilia (13th December), who was a nun and later Abbess of St. Stephen's in Strasbourg, reposing in A.D. 741.
  • BIRINUS, originally from Lombardy, he was consecrated Bishop in Genoa and sent to England. There he converted Cynegils, King of Wessex, and was given Dorchester in Oxfordshire as his see. St. Birinus reposed circa A.D. 650, and is known as the 'Apostle of Wessex'.
  • CASSIAN, was a court recorder who was taking down the Acts of the proceedings at the trial of St. Marcellus (30th October) at Tangier. Indignant at the injustice done to the martyr, he threw down his pen and declared himself to be Orthodox. He was arrested and a few weeks later he too suffered martyrdom in A.D. 298.
  • CLAUDIUS, CRISPIN, MAGINA, JOHN AND STEPHEN, (Date Unknown), martyrs in North Africa.
  • ELOQUIUS (ELOQUE), a disciple and successor of St. Fursey (16th January) as Abbot of Lagny. He reposed circa A.D. 660.
  • ETHERNAN, (Date Unknown), after being consecrated bishop in Ireland, he returned to his native Scotland to preach the Gospel.
  • LUCIUS, (Date Unknown), a British noble who is traditionally believed to have requested that missionaries be sent to Britain where they founded the Dioceses of London and Llandaff.
  • MIROCLES, an Archbishop of Milan who helped develop the Ambrosian liturgy and church singing. He reposed in A.D. 318.
  • SOLA (SOL, SOLUS, SUOLO), an English priest-monk who followed St. Boniface (5th June) to Germany where he lived as a hermit first near Fulda later near Eichstätt, finally settling on a piece of land where he founded the monastery called Solnhofen as a dependency of Fulda. He reposed in A.D. 794.


* - 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 December, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
15th December (2nd December O.S.)
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  • BIBIANA (VIBIANA, VIVIAN), (Date Unknown), a holy virgin martyred in Rome.
  • CHROMATIUS, the Bishop of Aquileia near Venice from A.D. 387 until his repose circa A.D. 406. He was a holy and learned man, and a friend of St. John Chrysostom. Parts of his commentary on St. Matthew are still extant.
  • EUSEBIUS, MARCELLUS, HIPPOLYTUS, MAXIMUS, ADRIA, PAULINA, NEON, MARY MARTANA AND AURELIA, Martyrs in Rome under Valerian between A.D. 254-259. Eusebius, a priest, Marcellus, his deacon, and Neon and Mary were beheaded; Adria and Hippolytus were scourged to death; Paulina died in a torture-chamber; Maximus was thrown into the Tiber.
  • EVASIUS, the first Bishop of Brescia.
  • LUPUS OF VERONA, a Bishop of Verona.
  • PONTIAN AND COMPANIONS, a group of five martyrs in Rome under Valerian circa A.D. 259.
  • SEVERUS, SECURUS, JANUARIUS AND VICTORINUS, martyrs in North Africa under the Vandals circa A.D. 450.
  • SILVERIUS, the son of Pope Hormisdas. He was a subdeacon when elected Bishop of Rome. He was hated by the Empress Theodora for objecting to the Monophysite Bishop Anthimus and condemned for high treason. He was finally exiled to an island off Naples where he was left to die and perhaps martyred, circa A.D. 537.


* - 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 December, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
14th December (1st December O.S.)
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Icon of Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • AGERICUS (AGUY, AIRY), the successor to St. Desiderius (10th February) as tenth Bishop of Verdun, and was greatly admired by all including his contemporaries, SS. Gregory of Tours (17th November) and Venantius Fortunatus (14th December); and his prayers and counsel were sought by all. St. Agericus worked many miracles, both in his life and following his repose in A.D. 591. He was buried in the church of SS. Andrew and Martin, which he had built at Verdun, and where a monastery was established in the eleventh century A.D. dedicated in his honour.
  • ANSANUS, he became Orthodox when he was twelve years old, but his own father denounced him to the authorities. He managed to escape and converted so many pagans, first in Bagnorea and then in Siena, that he was called 'the Baptiser'. Finally he was arrested and beheaded circa A.D. 304.
  • CANDRES, (Fifth Century), a bishop who worked to enlighten the area around Maastricht in present-day Holland.
  • CASTRITIAN, little is known of this saint who was the predecessor of St. Calimerius (31st July) as fourth Bishop of Milan. He was bishop for forty-two years, reposing in A.D. 137.
  • CONSTANTIAN, a monk at Micy (Orléans) and founder of a monastery at Javron who reposed in A.D. 570.
  • DIODORUS, MARIANUS AND COMPANIONS, martyrs in Rome under Numerian in A.D. 283. An entire church was martyred while gathered for prayer in the catacombs.
  • ELIGIUS (ELOI, ELOY), a skilled metalsmith who became master of the mint in Paris under King Clotaire II; in A.D. 640 he became a priest and soon after Bishop of Noyon. He enlightened the areas round Antwerp, Ghent and Courtra, and founded the monastery of Solignac and many other monasteries and convents. He reposed in A.D. 660.
  • EVASIUS, the first Bishop of Asti in Piedmont. He was driven out by the Arians and martyred under Julian the Apostate at Casale Monferrato about A.D. 362.
  • GRWST, a seventh century saint whose memory is recalled by the place-name Llanrwst in Wales.
  • LEONTIUS, Bishop of Fréjus from circa A.D. 419 until his repose circa A.D. 432. He was a great friend of St. John Cassian (23rd July) who dedicated his first ten Conferences to him.
  • LUCIUS, ROGATUS, CASSIAN AND CANDIDA, (Date Unknown) martyrs in Rome.
  • OLYMPIADES, according to tradition, a noble from Rome martyred in Amelia under Diocletian in A.D. 303.
  • PROCULUS, a Bishop of Narni or Terni in Italy who was martyred by Totila, King of the Goths circa A.D. 542.
  • URSICINUS, a Bishop of Brescia, who took part in the Council of Sardica. His shrine still exists in Brescia. He reposed circa A.D. 347.


* - 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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