7th October (24th September O.S.):
- ANATHALON, (first century), the first Bishop of Milan. He was a disciple of the Apostle Barnabas, who sent him to preach the Gospel in Milan and environs, including Brescia, where he reposed.
- ANDOCHIUS, THYRSUS AND FELIX, (second century), sent to what is now France by St. Polycarp (23rd February), Andochius, a priest, and Thyrsus, a deacon in Smyrna settled in Autun where they converted their host, Felix. All three were martyred and were venerated throughout Gaul.
- CHUNIALD AND GISLAR, (seventh century), natives of Ireland who, along with with St. Rupert of Salzburg (27th March), enlightened the south of Germany and Austria.
- GERARD SAGREDO, Apostle of Hungary, where he is known as St. Collert. A Venetian who was a monk and Abbot of San Giorgio Maggiore. Whilst on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he was stopped while travelling through Hungary by King St. Stephen (16th August), and persuaded to stay, becoming the first Bishop of Csanad. A zealous worker, St. Gerard was was martyred in Buda (A.D. 1046), with his body being thrown into the Danube, during the pagan reaction following the death St. Stephen.
- GEREMARUS (GERMER), a native of Beauvais in the north of modern-day France, who with the consent of his saintly wife became a monk at the monastery of Pentale, eventually becoming abbot, and later living as a hermit in a cave nearby. In A.D. 655 he founded the monastery of Flay, between Beauvais and Rouen, which became known as Saint-Germer. St. Geremarus reposed circa A.D. 658.
- ISARNUS (YSARN) OF TOULOUSE, a monk and an abbot renowned for his charity, especially towards criminals. St. Isarnus reposed A.D. 1048.
- RUSTICUS, the Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne from A.D. 426 until his repose A.D. 446.
- YSARN, an Abbot of the monastery of St. Victor in Marseilles, which flourished under his rule. St. Ysarn reposed A.D. 1048.
* - 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."
Akathists, Services, Canons, and Other Prayers
Volume I — Akathists
This volume contains thirty Akathists, including ones to our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the Mother of God, as well as other Saints, including several Saints of the British Isles and North America.