30th August (17th August O.S.):
- AMOR (AMATOR, AMOUR), (Eighth Century), a companion of St. Pirmin (3rd November) in his evangelisation of the Germans, and founder of the monastery of Amorbach in Franconia.
- ANASTASIUS, a Bishop of Terni who reposed circa A.D. 553.
- BENEDICTA AND CECILIA, (Tenth Century), two daughters of the King of Lorraine who became nuns and served as successive Abbesses of Susteren in the Rhineland.
- CARLOMAN, the eldest son of Charles Martel, he became King of Austrasia upon the death of his father. He encouraged the foundation of monasteries at Fulda in Germany and Lobbes and Stavelot in Belgium. On the advice of St. Boniface (5th June), St. Carloman left his kingdom to his brother and became a monk on Mt. Soracte and then at Montecassino. He reposed at a monastery in Vienne in France A.D. 755.
- EUSEBIUS, a Greek by birth, who reposed in exile in Sicily, A.D. 310.
- HIERO (IERO), an Irishman who preached in Holland where he was martyred, A.D. 885.
- JAMES THE DEACON, (Seventh Century), the little we know of St. James is from St. Bede the Venerable’s (25th May) writings on St. Paulinus of York (10th October) (Historia Ecclesiastica 2:16 and 2:20). It appears St. James was a member of the mission led by St. Augustine of Canterbury (27th May). St. James served as St. Paulinus’ deacon when he accompanied St. Ethelburgh (5th April) to Northumbria upon her marriage to King St. Edwin (12th October). Following King St. Edwin’s martyrdom (A.D. 633), SS. Ethelburga and Paulinus returned to Kent leaving St. James as the sole member of the mission in Northumbria It is not understood why St. Paulisnus did not ordain St. James to the priesthood when he left him in charge, and St. James remained a deacon until his repose.
Following the complete collapse of the secular power which had supported the Church, Christianity faced active pagan opposition. Nevertheless, St. James, from his base near the village of Catterick in Yorkshire, tirelessly and faithfully ministered to his flock, and won many new souls for Christ as well. He was quite talented musically and skilled in the Roman chants composed by St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September), known to us today as Gregorian Chant. St. James taught these to his flock, and once peace returned and the churches reopened, the services in Northumbria were beautified by these chants. The exact date of St. James’ repose in not known, but it is believed that he lived at least thirty years after the repose of King St. Edwin (A.D. 633), and was personally known to St. Bede the Venerable (A.D. 673-735). According to some sources he participated in the Synod of Whitby which took place A.D. 664.
- LIBERATUS, BONIFACE, SERVUS, RUSTICUS, ROGATUS, SEPTIMUS AND MAXIMUS, martyrs (A.D. 483) under the Arian King Hunneric. Liberatus was abbot of a monastery in North Africa, the others were monks: Boniface, a deacon, Servus and Rusticus, sub-deacons, Rogatus and Septimus, monks, and Maximus, a child educated in the monastery.
- THEODULUS (THEODORE) OF GRAMMONT, a fourth century Bishop of Valais who was much revered in Switzerland and Savoy.
* - 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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