11 November, 2012

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
11 November (29 October O.S.):

  • ANASTASIA AND CYRIL, (On Western Calendars 28th October), mid-third century martyrs in Rome. The former was bound with chains in Valerian's persecution under the Prefect Probus, tortured, her breasts cut off, her nails torn out, her teeth broken, her hands and feet cut off, and being beheaded, she passed to her Bridegroom; Cyril, who offered her water when she begged for it, received martydom as his reward.
  • BOND (BALDUS), a seventh century hermit in Sens.
  • COLMAN OF KILMACDUAGH, a hermit in Arranmore and Burren in Co. Clare in Ireland. He then founded the monastery of Kilmacduagh (the church of the son of Duac), where he was abbot, reposing circa 632.
  • ERMELINDA (ERMELINDIS), an anchoress in Meldaert near Tirlemont who reposed circa 595.
  • EUSEBIA, a late third century virgin-martyr in Bergamo, and niece of St. Domnio (16th July), martyred under Maximian Herculeus.
  • JOHN OF AUTUN, a bishop venerated in Autun.
  • KENNERA, a fourth century anchoress in Kirk-Kinner in Galloway.
  • SIGOLINUS (SIGHELM), an abbot of Stavelot and Malmédy who reposed circa 670.
  • STEPHEN OF CAJAZZO, an abbot of San Salvatore Maggiore and in 979 Bishop of Cajazzo. He is now venerated as the main patron of that city, he reposed in 1023.
  • TERENCE OF METZ, the sixteenth Bishop of Metz, he reposed in 520.
  • THEODORE (THEUDAR), a priest and disciple of St. Caesarius of Arles (27th August) and also abbot of one of the monasteries of Vienne. He founded several monasteries and reposed as a hermit in the church of St. Laurence in Vienne circa 575.

* - 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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