23 November, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • AEDH MACBRICC (ÁED MAC BRICC), (Sixth Century), a disciple of St. Illadan (10th June) at Rathlihen in Offaly and Bishop of Meath. He was the founder of churches at Rahugh and other places throughout his See.
  • ELAETH THE KING, (Sixth Century), a Briton forced to flee to Wales by the Picts. He became a monk with St. Seiriol (1st February) in Anglesey in Wales. He was a poet as well and some of his poems are still extent.
  • GUEREMBALDUS, a monk at Hirschau who, out of humility, refused to become Bishop of Spire. He reposed in A.D. 965.
  • HADELIN (ADELHEIM), a monk, then Abbot of Saint-Calais, and then Bishop of Séez from circa A.D. 884 until his repose circa A.D. 910.
  • JUSTUS OF CANTERBURY, was sent from his native Italy by St. Gregory the Dialogist(3rd September) in A.D. 601 to assist the evangelisation of the English. In A.D. 604 he became first Bishop of Rochester, and in A.D. 624 he succeeded St. Mellitus (24th April) as the fourth Archbishop of Canterbury, serving that See until his repose in A.D. 627.


  • Icon of Pope St. Leo the Great

  • LEO THE GREAT, (On Eastern Calendars 18th February), in all probability born in Tuscany, he became Bishop of Rome in A.D. 440, and fought against many heresies. His illustrious Tomos defined the Orthodox belief in the Two Natures and One Person of Christ, and was later acclaimed as the as the teaching of the Orthodox Church at the Council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451. Undoubtly the most famous event of his life was his meeting in A.D. 452 with Attila the Hun outside the gates of Rome which resulted in the salvation of the city. St. Leo the Great reposed in A.D. 461.

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  • MONITOR, the twelfth Bishop of Orléans, he reposed circa A.D. 490.
  • PROBUS, a native of Rome who was the sixth Bishop of Ravenna. He reposed circa A.D. 175 and his relics are venerated at his Cathedral.
  • TIBERIUS, MODESTUS AND FLORENTIA, martyrs under Diocletian at Agde in southern Gaul circa A.D. 303.


* - 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 November, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • AGRIPPINUS (ARPINUS), (Second or Third Century), traditionally counted as the sixth Bishop of Naples, St. Agrippinus has been greatly venerated from time immemorial in that city. His relics are enshrined under the high altar of the Cathedral of Naples with SS. Eutychius and Acutius (19th September), companions of St. Januarius (19th September).
  • BENIGNUS (BENEN), Sometimes styled “Benen, son of Sessenen, St. Patrick’s Psalmsinger.” Saint Benignus of Armagh was a favourite disciple of St. Patrick (17th March) and succeeded him as Bishop of the See of Armagh. He appears to have resigned his See some time before his repose circa A.D. 468.
  • PABO, The son of a Borders region Scottish chieftain, Pabo left the life of a soldier behind, travelling to Wales where he founded the monastery in Anglesey which came to be called Llanbabon in his memory. He reposed circa A.D. 510.
  • URSINUS, (Third Century), the first Bishop of Bourges.
  • VITONUS (VANNE, VAUNE), Bishop of Verdun from circa A.D. 500 until his repose in A.D. 525. St. Vitonus founded a college for priests and the monastery in Lorraine that was later dedicated to 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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21 November, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • CLARUS, a native of Tours who became a monk at the monastery of Marmoutier with St. Martin (11th November). St. Clarus was ordained priest and then lived as a hermit near the monastery reposing in A.D. 379.


  • Icon of SS. Cybi and Seriol

  • CYBI (CUBY), (Sixth Century), an abbot who, along with St. Seiriol (1st February), is one of the most famous saints of Anglesey. He was the founder of a monastery there, called Caer Gybi (the fortress of Cybi) and is the patron saint of Llangibby and Llangybi in Wales and Tregony, Landulph and Cuby in Cornwall.
  • DEUSDEDIT (ADEODATUS I), Pope of Rome from A.D. 615 until his repose in A.D. 618. He is especially remembered for his untiring work for the sick during an outbreak of the plague.
  • FOUR CROWNED MARTYRS, there are two groups known as the Four Holy Crowned Martyrs. The first group (Secundus, Severian, Carpophorus and Victorinus) were martyred in Albano circa A.D. 305. The second group, who actually are five in number (Claudius, Nicostratus, Symphorian and Castorius and Simplicius), were martyred in Pannonia at about the same time. The latter were sculptors who refused to carve a statue of the god Aesculapius and were martyred by Diocletian. The relics of four of the martyrs from the second group were brought to Rome, and as a result, veneration of four, not five, began.
  • GERVADIUS (GERNARD, GARNET), (Tenth Century), a native of Ireland who left his home and went to Moray where he became hermit near Elgin.
  • GREGORY OF EINSIEDELN, whilst on a pilgrimage from England to Rome, he became a monk. During his return he stopped at the monastery of Einsiedeln, remaining there and eventually becoming abbot. The monastery flourished under his leadership. St. Gregory reposed in A.D. 996
  • MAURUS, the second Bishop of Verdun from A.D. 353 until his repose in A.D. 383.
  • MOROC, (Ninth Century), an Abbot of Dunkeld and later Bishop of Dunblane in Scotland.
  • TYSILIO (TYSSEL, TYSSILO, SULIAU), (Seventh Century), a prince who became abbot of Meifod in Powys and was the founder of several churches in other parts of Wales.
  • WILLEHAD, a Northumbrian monk who left England circa A.D. 766 to enlighten the Frisians. Later he preached to the Saxons, but was forced to abandon this mission and retired to the monastery of Echternach. In A.D. 787 he was consecrated Bishop of Bremen reposing circa A.D. 789.
  • WIOMAD (WEOMADUS), a monk at St. Maximinus in Trier, who became Abbot of Mettlach, and later served as Bishop of Trier from circa A.D. 750 until his repose A.D. 790).


* - 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 November, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • AMARAND, an Abbot of Moissac in Gaul who became Bishop of Albi. He reposed circa A.D. 700.
  • AMARANTHUS, (Third Century), a martyr venerated in Albi in southern Gaul.
  • BLINLIVET (BLEVILEGUETUS), (Ninth Century) the twenty-fifth Bishop of Vannes in Brittany.
  • CUMGAR (CONGAR, CYNGAR), (Sixth Century?), born in Devon, St. Cumgar went on to found monasteries in Budgworth, Congresbury in Somerset and in Llangennith in Wales. He was buried in Congresbury which was named after him.
  • FLORENTIUS OF STRASBOURG, an Irishman who went to Alsace, settling near Haselac, where he built a monastery. He was consecrated Bishop of Strasbourg circa A.D. 678, where he founded another monastery dedicated to St. Thomas. St. Florentius reposed circa A.D. 693.
  • GEBETRUDE (GERTRUDE), the third Abbess of Remiremont in Lorraine, she reposed circa A.D. 675.
  • GERTRUDE OF REMIREMONT, a granddaughter of St. Romaricus (8th December), who became a nun and succeeded her aunt as abbess of the convent of Saint-Mont near Remiremont in Lorraine. St. Gertrude reposed circa A.D. 690.
  • HERCULANUS, (also 1st March), the first Bishop of Perugia, and patron saint of that city, he was beheaded by soldiers of Totila of the Ostrogoths A.D. 549.
  • PROSDOCIMUS, the first Bishop of Padua, he reposed circa A.D. 100.
  • RAVERRANUS, a Bishop of Séez who reposed A.D. 682.
  • RUFUS OF METZ, an early Bishop of Metz. He served that See for some twenty-nine years before reposing circa A.D. 400.
  • TREMORUS, (Sixth Century), the infant son of St. Triphina (5th July) who was murdered in Carhaix in Brittany by his stepfather, Count Conmore. He is the patron saint of Carhaix.


  • Icon of St. Willibrord

  • WILLIBRORD (CLEMENT), a native of Northumbria who went, first to Ireland, and then circa A.D. 690 to Friesland in the company of eleven other monks from England. Six years later he was consecrated bishop with the name of Clement, founding his Cathedral in Utrecht. His work with the Frisians bore much fruit, as also in Heligoland and Denmark. Reposing A.D. 739, his relics were enshrined at the monastery of Echternach, which he had founded as well in A.D. 698.


* - 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 November, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • EDWEN, (Seventh Century), this saint was most likely born in England, and may have been the daughter of King Edwin of Northumbria, she is the patron saint of Llanedwen in Anglesey in Wales.

  • EFFLAM, a native of Britain who went to Brittany where he founded a monastery and served as its abbot, reposing circa A.D. 700.

  • ERLAFRID, the founder of the monastery of Hirschau in Bavaria, where he became a monk, reposing circa A.D. 830.

  • FELIX OF FONDI, (Sixth Century), monk at a monastery in Fondi in Lazia (present-day Italy).

  • FELIX OF THYNISSA, (Date Unknown), a martyr in Thynissa near Hippo in North Africa. He was found dead in prison the day before he was to be executed.

  • ILLTYD (ILLTUT), one of the most famous of the Welsh saints. Illtyd abandoned his career as courtier and minister, to become a monk under St. Cadoc (24th January) at Llancarvan. He went on to found the great Abbey of Llan-Illtut, or Llantwit, from whence most of that era's saints came. There is a tradition that St. Illtyd reposed in Brittany circa A.D. 505, where his relics are still venerated.

  • LEONARD OF NOBLAC, a Frankish noble in the court of Clovis I converted by St. Remi of Rheims (1st October). Following the advice of St. Remi, St. Leonard went to live in the monastery of Micy near Orléans, later becoming a hermit in a neighbouring forest, now called Noblac. He is believed to have reposed circa A.D. 559.

  • LEONIANUS, born in Pannonia, he was captured by bandits and taken as a prisoner to Burgundy. Upon regaining his freedom he lived as a hermit near Autun reposing circa A.D. 570.

  • SEVERUS, a Bishop of Barcelona who was martyred under the Arian Visigoths in A.D. 633, who put him to death by driving nails into his temples.

  • STEPHEN OF APT, a native of Agde in southern Gaul, he served as Bishop of Apt from A.D. 1010 until his repose A.D. 1046.

  • WINOC, a Welshman who became a monk at Sithin. He was sent to found a new monastery at Wormhoult in Flanders where he served as abbot, enlightening the surrounding area and is believed to have reposed circa A.D. 717.


* - 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 November, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • AUGUSTINE AND PAULINUS, (Sixth Century), generally thought to have been monks sent by St. Benedict (11th July) to found the monastery of Terracina in present-day Italy.
  • BERTILLA, a nun at Jouarre near Meaux. She served as the first Abbess of Chelles from its re-founding until her repose circa A.D. 705. During her tenure the convent flourished.
  • DOMINATOR, the fourteenth Bishop of Brescia in Lombardy, he reposed circa A.D. 495.
  • DOMNINUS, (Fourth Century), the first Bishop of Grenoble.
  • FELIX AND EUSEBIUS, (First Century), martyrs in Terracina, a town approximately 56 km south east of Rome on the Via Appia.
  • FIBITIUS, abbot of a monastery in Trier, as well as the twenty-first Bishop of that city. He reposed circa A.D. 500.
  • HERMENEGILD, a monk at Salcedo in Galicia who reposed in A.D. 586.
  • KANTEN (CANNEN), (Eighth Century), the founder of Lianganten in Powys in Wales.
  • KEA (KAY, KENAN), (Sixth Century), the saint who gave his name to Landkey in Devon. He also spent some time in Brittany where he is venerated as St. Quay.
  • LAETUS, he became a monk at the age of twelve, and is honoured near Orléans. He reposed in A.D. 533 and his relics enshrined in the village of St Lié.
  • LINUS, (also 23rd September and on Eastern calendars 4th January), the first Pope of Rome from A.D. 67 until his repose in A.D. 79. He was disciple of the Apostle Paul, one of the Seventy, is mentioned in II Timothy 4:21, and is venerated as a martyr.
  • MAGNUS, Archbishop of Milan from A.D. 520 until his repose in A.D. 525.
  • SPINULUS (SPINULA, SPIN), a monk at Moyenmoutier with St. Hidulf (11th July). He went on to found the monastery of Bégon-Celle (now Saint-Blasien), and reposed in either A.D. 707 or A.D. 720.


* - 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 November, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
17th November (4th November O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • BIRNSTAN (BEORNSTAN), the successor of St. Frithestan (10th September) as Bishop of Winchester. He is especially remembered for his devotion to praying for the departed, which he was doing when he reposed circa A.D. 934.
  • CLARUS, a native of Rochester who went to Normandy, where he lived as a hermit near Rouen. He was murdered circa A.D. 875 in the village, which now bears the name of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in his honour, and where his relics are venerated there to this day.
  • EMERIC, the son of St. Stephen (16th August), the first Christian King of Hungary. St. Emeric was a disciple of St. Gerard Sagredo of Czanad (24th September), and reposed in A.D. 1031, before he could inherit the crown.
  • GREGORY OF BURTSCHEID, a Greek monk from Cerchiara in Calabria who fled from the Saracens and met Emperor Otto III in Rome. The latter befriended him, invited him to Germany and built for him the monastery of Burtscheid near Aachen. St. Gregory reposed in A.D. 999.
  • MODESTA, a niece of St. Modoald (12th May), and the first Abbess of Oehren in Trier. She reposed circa A.D. 680.
  • PHILOLOGUS AND PATROBAS, (First Century), Christians in Rome greeted by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans (16:14-18).
  • PROCULUS, a Bishop of Autun who was martyred by invading Huns circa A.D. 717.
  • VITALIS AND AGRICOLA, martyrs in Bologna under Diocletian circa A.D. 304. St. Vitalis suffered martyrdom with such courage that St. Agricola was inspired to face a shameful death — most likely crucifixion — for Christ's sake. The basilica in Ravenna is dedicated to St. Vitalis.


* - 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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