28 July, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
28th July (15th July O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ADALARD, a monk at Corbie, in Picardy, known as "the younger" to distinguish him from St. Adalard of Corbie (2nd January). He reposed circa A.D. 824.
  • APRONIA (EVRONIE), (Fifth or Sixth Century), the sister of St. Aprus (15th September), Bishop of Toul, who made her a nun. She reposed in Troyes.
  • ATHANASIUS, a Bishop of Naples, who after twenty years in that See, began to suffer from the machinations of relatives who had control of the civil authority of that city. He was imprisoned, and then exiled; he reposed in Veroli A.D. 872, and was buried at Monte Cassino, his relics were later translated to Naples.
  • BENEDICT, a Bishop of Angers who reposed circa A.D. 820.
  • CATULINUS (CARTHOLINUS), JANUARIUS, FLORENTIUS, JULIA AND JUSTA, (Date Unknown), martyrs at Carthage in North Africa.
  • DONALD (DONIVALD), (Eighth Century), a Scottish holy man who with his nine daughters, 'the Nine Maidens', lived as a hermit at Ogilvy.
  • EDITH OF POLESWORTH, an Abbess of Polesworth in England. There is no reliable information on her life extant, though some legends make her to be either the daughter, granddaughter or sister of a Mercian King. St. Edith reposed circa A.D. 925.
  • ETERNUS, the ninth Bishop of Evreux. He reposed circa A.D. 660.
  • EUTROPIUS, ZOSIMA AND BONOSA, martyrs in Porto near Rome under Aurelian circa A.D. 273.
  • FELIX OF PAVIA, (Date Unknown), a martyr in Pavia.
  • HARUCH, a bishop near Werden who reposed circa A.D. 830.
  • SECUNDINUS, AGRIPPINUS, MAXIMUS, FORTUNATUS AND MARTIALIS, (Fourth Century ?), martyrs in Pannonia.


* - 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 July, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
27th July (14th July O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • DEUSDEDIT, born in England and baptised Frithona, he was the first Englishman to become Archbishop of Canterbury, succeeding St. Honorius (30th September) in A.D. 655. St. Deusdedit reposed A.D. 664.
  • FELIX OF COMO, the first Bishop of Como, and a friend of St. Ambrose (7th December). He reposed circa A.D. 390.
  • IDUS, (Fifth Century), baptised by St. Patrick (17th March), and later Bishop of Alt-Fadha in Leinster in Ireland.
  • JUSTUS, (Date Unknown), a soldier martyred in Rome.
  • LIBERT, a native of Mechelen in Flanders who was baptised and became a monk with St. Rumoldus (24th June). Later he moved to the monastery of Saint-Trond where he was martyred by barbarians A.D. 783.
  • MARCELLINUS (MARCHELM, MARCULF), an Englishman who went to Flanders to assist St. Willibrord (7th November) in his mission. There, with St. Liafwine (12th November), he preached the Gospel to the people of Over-Yssel. He reposed at Oldenzeel circa A.D. 762, and his relics were later translated to Deventer.
  • OPTATIAN, the Bishop of Brescia from circa A.D. 451 until his repose circa A.D. 505.


* - 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 July, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
26th July (13th July O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • DOGFAN (DOEWAN), (Fifth Century), little is known about this Saint other than he was martyred by heathen in Dyfed in Wales where a church was dedicated to him.
  • EUGENE, SALUTARIS, MURITTA AND COMPANIONS, Eugene was consecrated Bishop of Carthage A.D. 481, but was soon afterwards expelled by the Arian Vandals with many of his flock, some of them mere boys. They were exiled to the desert of Tripoli, where they suffered greatly. They were allowed to return to Carthage seven years later, but Eugene was exiled again (A.D. 496) and reposed at Albi A.D. 505. They are all considered to be martyrs because of their sufferings.
  • MILDRED OF THANET, one of the three daughters of St. Ermenburgh (19th November) of Minster-in-Thanet in England; whom she succeeded as Abbess of Thanet. She reposed circa A.D. 700 and her relics were enshrined in Canterbury, part of which still survive.
  • TURIAF (TURIAV, TURIAVUS), the successor of St. Samson (28th July) as Bishop of Dol in Brittany. He 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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25 July, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
25th July (12th July O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ANSBALD, a native of what today is Luxembourg, he became a monk at Prüm in Prüm/Lorraine, then Abbot of Saint-Hubert in the Ardennes, and finally of Prüm A.D. 860. His monastery was razed by the Vikings (A.D. 882) but he succeeded in restoring it. St. Ansbald reposed A.D. 886.
  • HERMAGORAS AND FORTUNATUS, traditionally St. Hermagoras is thought to have been a disciple of the Apostle Mark and the first Bishop of Aquileia. After fruitful evangelistic work he and his deacon, Fortunatus, were beheaded under Nero circa A.D. 66.
  • MARCIANA, a virgin-martyr venerated in Toledo. Circa A.D. 303 is given as the date of her repose.
  • MENULPHUS (MENOU), a seventh century Bishop of Quimper in Brittany.
  • NABOR AND FELIX, two martyrs in Milan under Diocletian, circa A.D. 304. Their relics were enshrined by St. Ambrose (7th December) nearly a century after their martyrdom.
  • PATERNIAN, the Bishop of Bologna from circa A.D. 450 until his repose A.D. 470.
  • PAULINUS OF ANTIOCH AND COMPANIONS, venerated as the first Bishop and patron-saint of Lucca in Tuscany. It is commonly believed that he was born in Antioch and sent to Lucca by the Apostle Peter (29th June) where he was martyred with others circa A.D. 67.
  • PROCULUS, the Bishop of Bologna from A.D. 540, until he was martyred by the Goths A.D. 542.
  • VIVENTIOLUS, Archbishop of Lyons from A.D. 514 until his repose A.D. 524. He was a friend of St. Avitus of Vienne (5th February).


* - 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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24 July, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
24th July (11th July O.S.)
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Orthodox Saints of the British Isles


  • ABUNDIUS, a parish priest in Ananelos, a village near Cordoba, who bravely confessed Christ before the tribunal of the Moorish Caliph of Cordoba. He was beheaded and his body was thrown to the dogs, A.D. 854.
  • AMABILIS, the daughter of an English noble who became a nun at Saint-Amand in Rouen. She reposed circa A.D. 634.

  • St. Benedict of Nursia


  • BENEDICT, born near Nursia in Umbria, at the age of twenty he went to live as a hermit in a cave near Subiaco. In time many disciples flocked to him and he built a lavra, composed of twelve small monasteries for them. Around A.D. 530 he left Subiaco for Monte Cassino, where he founded a monastery, and spent the rest of his life as a deacon and famed as a wonderworker. St. Benedict reposed while standing in prayer before the altar A.D. 550; some of his relics were later translated to France but others remained at Monte Cassino.
  • DROSTAN, originally from Ireland, he became a monk with St. Columba (9th June), was the first Abbot of Deer in Aberdeenshire, and is venerated as one of the Apostles of Scotland. He reposed circa A.D. 610, and his holy well is near Aberdour.
  • HIDULF (HIDULPHUS), a native of Regensburg who became a monk at the monastery of Maximinus in Trier, and later was consecrated bishop, but about A.D. 676 he founded the monastery of Moyenmoutier in Lorraine and lived there. At the time of his repose, A.D. 707, he was Abbot both of Moyenmoutier and Bonmoutier (Galilaea, afterwards called Saint-Dié).
  • JOHN OF BERGAMO, the Bishop of Bergamo from circa A.D. 656 until his repose circa A.D. 690; he was renowned for his learning and great success in fighting Arianism.
  • LEONTIUS THE YOUNGER, a soldier who served against the Visigoths. He married and went to live in Bordeaux, where he later became bishop, reposing A.D. 565.
  • PIUS I, the Pope of Rome from circa A.D. 142 until his repose circa A.D. 155. It is possible he was a brother of Hermas, the writer of the work called The Shepherd of Hermas. If this indeed is the case, then St. Pius, like his brother, was born a slave. He opposed the Gnostics, notably the Gnostic Marcion, and may have been martyred.
  • SABINUS (SAVINUS) AND CYPRIAN, (Date Unknown), two brothers who were martyrs venerated in Brescia.
  • SABINUS, (Fifth Century), a Saint venerated near Poitiers, who is said to have been a disciple of St. Germanus of Auxerre (31st July). The local tradition claims him as a martyr.
  • SIDRONIUS, a martyr in Rome under Aurelian, circa A.D. 270.
  • SIGISBERT AND PLACID, Sigisbert was the founder of the monastery of Dissentis in Switzerland. He built it on land given to him by St. Placid, a wealthy landowner who joined the monastery as a monk and was later martyred for defending it (circa A.D. 650 or possibly A.D. 750).
  • THURKETYL (TURKETIL), of Danish ancestry, he restored the monastery of Crowland in England, which had been destroyed by the pagan Danes. He was also abbot of the monastery at Bedford. St. Thurketyl reposed A.D. 975.


* - 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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23 July, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • ALEXANDER, an early martyr in Rome, circa A.D. 150.
  • AMELBERGA, the wife of Count Witger and mother of SS. Gudula (8th January), Emebert (15th January) and Reineldis (16th July).   When Witger became a monk at Lobbes, she joined the convent at Maubeuge.   She reposed A.D. 690.
  • AMELBERGA, a nun at Münsterbilsen in Limburg (present-day Belgium).   She reposed circa A.D. 772, and her relics were later transferred to the monastery of St. Peter in Ghent.
  • ETTO (HETTO), an Irishman who was Abbot of St. Peter's at Fescau, and also bishop.   He reposed circa A.D. 670.
  • JANUARIUS, MARINUS, NABOR AND FELIX, (Date Unknown), martyrs in North Africa.
  • LANTFRID, WALTRAM AND ELILANTUS, three brothers who founded the monastery of Benediktbeuren in Bavaria, and succeeded one another as abbots.  Circa A.D. 770 is given as the date of repose.
  • PASCHARIUS (PASQUIER), a Bishop of Nantes in France, who founded the monastery of Aindre.   He reposed circa A.D. 680.
  • PETER OF PERUGIA, Peter Vincioli was born near Perugia, and founded the monastery of St. Peter there.   He reposed A.D. 1007.
  • RUFINA AND SECUNDA, two virgin-martyrs in Rome under Valerian (A.D. 257), buried at Santa Rufina on the Aurelian Way.
  • RUFINUS AND SECUNDUS, (Date Unknown), two early martyrs buried on the Via Cornelia at the eleventh milestone from Rome.
  • SEVEN BROTHERS, seven early martyrs in Rome under Antoninus Pius, circa A.D. 150, who became brothers through sharing martyrdom.   Their names are: Januarius, Felix and Philip, who were scourged to death; Sylvanus, who was thrown over a precipice; Alexander, Vitalis and Martial, who were beheaded.


* - 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 July, 2014

Orthodox Western Saints for Today


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


  • AGILULF, a monk and Abbot of Stavelot-Malmédy, and Archbishop of Cologne.   His martyrdom, circa A.D. 720, was the result of his zeal and was aided by the connivance of Charles Martel.
  • AGRIPPINUS, a Bishop of Autun, he ordained St. Germanus of Paris (28th May) to the diaconate and the priesthood.   St. Agrippinus reposed A.D. 538.
  • ANATOLIA AND AUDAX, martyrs in Rome under Decius, circa A.D. 250.   Anatolia was confined to a prison near Rieti the small village now called Sant' Anatolia, and his miracles converted Audax, one of the guards.
  • BRICTIUS, a Bishop of Martola near Spoleto in Umbria who was imprisoned for Orthodoxy under Diocletian.   He escaped death and died a confessor under Constantine, circa A.D. 312.
  • EVERILDIS (AVERIL), a holy maiden from the South of England, who, along with St. Bega (6th September) founded a monastery in Yorkshire at a place now called after her, Everillsham or Everingham, which grew to some eighty nuns.
  • GOLVINUS (GOLWEN), (Seventh Century), originally from Britain, his holiness led to him becoming Bishop of St Pol-de-Léon in Brittany.   He reposed in Rennes where his relics are enshrined.
  • JUSTUS OF POLAND, one of four hermit-brothers in Poland — Benedict, Andrew, Barnabas and Justus.   He reposed A.D. 1008.


* - 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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