01 December, 2012

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
1 December (18 November O.S.):

  • AMANDUS AND ANSELM, Abbots of Lérins.   St. Amandus, the successor of St. Aigulphus (3rd September), reposed in A.D. 708, and St. Anselm circa A.D. 750.
  • CONSTANT, a priest-hermit at Lough Erne in Ireland who, in A.D. 777, died under circumstances, details of which are no longer known, which led to his veneration as a martyr.
  • KEVERNE, (sixth century), a friend of St. Kieran (5th March) in Cornwall.   Some sources maintain they are the same saint.
  • MAWES (MAUDETUS, MAUDEZ), (sixth century), a hermit near Falmouth in Cornwall, where a village is named after him.   He later went to Brittany where he is known as St. Maudez and where there are many churches are dedicated to him.
  • MAXIMUS OF MAINZ, the nineteenth Bishop of Mainz from A.D. 354 until his repose in A.D. 378.   St. Maximus suffered great persecution under the Arians.
  • MUMMOLUS (MUMBOLUS, MOMLEOLUS, MOMBLE), an Irishman who was a companion of St. Fursey (16th January), whom he succeeded as Abbot of Lagny.   St. Mummolus reposed circa A.D. 690.
  • NAZARIUS, an Abbot of Lérins who reposed circa A.D. 450.
  • ORICULUS AND COMPANIONS, martyrs under the Arian Vandals near Carthage circa A.D. 430.

* - 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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