15 November, 2012

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
15 November (2 November O.S.):

  • AMBROSE, two abbots of the same name at the monastery of Agaunum in the present-day Saint-Maurice-en-Valais, Switzerland, who reposed in A.D. 523 and A.D. 582.
  • AMICUS, born near Camerino in present-day Italy St. Amicus became a priest, then a hermit and finally a monk at St. Peter's in Fonteavellana and reposed circa A.D. 1045.
  • BAYA AND MAURA, (tenth century), anchoresses in Scotland, St. Bava was the spiritual mother of St. Maura; who in turn became the became abbess of the convent that grew up around them.
  • GEORGE OF VIENNE, a Bishop of Vienne who repsosed circa A.D. 699.
  • JUSTUS OF TRIESTE, a citizen of Trieste who was martyred under Diocletian by being thrown into the sea A.D. 303.
  • PUBLIUS, VICTOR, HERMES AND PAPIAS, (date unknown), martyrs in North Africa.
  • VICTORINUS OF PETTAU, Bishop of Pettau in Styria (Steiermark in present-day Austria), according to the Martyrology of St. Jerome, St. Victorinus was the first theologian to use Latin for his exegesis, and was martyred under Diocletian circa A.D. 304

* - 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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