02 December, 2012

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
2 December (19 November O.S.):

  • ANASTASIUS II (also 8th September), Pope of Rome from A.D. 496 until his repose in A.D. 498.
  • ATTO, the first Abbot of Tordino near Teramo in Abruzzo, who reposed circa A.D. 1010
  • CRISPIN, (fourth century), a Bishop of Ecija in Andalusia who was beheaded under Maximian Herculeus.
  • ERMENBURGH, also known as Domna Ebba (Lady Ebba, shortened to Domneva).   A Kentish princess married to the King of Mercia, and the mother of SS. Mildred (13th July), Milburgh (23rd February), and Mildgytha (17th January).   St. Ermenburgh was the foundress of the convent of Minster-in-Thanet and reposed circa A.D. 700.
  • JAMES OF SASSEAU, a native of Constantinople, who, after extensive travel, came to Gaul, where he was ordained in Clermont and later lived as a hermit in Sasseau.   He reposed circa A.D. 865.
  • MAXIMUS, a martyr in Rome under Valerian circa A.D. 255.
  • MEDANA, (eighth century), a holy virgin from Ireland who went to Scotland where she settled in Galloway.
  • SEVERINUS, EXUPERIUS AND FELICIAN, martyrs in Vienne under Marcus Aurelius in A.D. 170.
  • TUTO (TOTTO), the founder of the monastery of Ottobeuren in Bavaria (A.D. 764).   St. Tuto reposed in 815.

* - 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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