17 December, 2012

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
17th December (4th December O.S.):


  • ADA, 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 614.
  • FELIX OF BOLOGNA, a deacon with St. Ambrose in Milan (7th December) and later the fifth Bishop of Bologna. He reposed in 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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