09 December, 2012

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
9 December (26 November O.S.):

  • AMATOR, a third century bishop of Autun.
  • BASOLUS (BASLE), a monk at Verzy near Rheims, and then a hermit, living for forty years on a hill near the city. He was an acclaimed wonderworker and reposed in 620
  • CONRAD OF CONSTANCE, Bishop of Constance in Germany from 934 until his repose in 975.
  • MARTIN OF ARADES, a monk at Corbie who reposed in 726.
  • SIRICIUS, Pope of Rome from 384 to 399.
  • VACZ, an eleventh century hermit in Visegrád in the mountains of Pilis in present-day Hungary.

* - 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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