02 January, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
2nd January (20th December O.S.):

  • DOMINIC OF BRESCIA, the successor of St. Anastasius (20th May) as Bishop of Brescia. He reposed circa 612.
  • LIBERATUS AND BAJULUS, martyrs venerated in Rome.
  • URSICINUS, a bishop of Cahors, who reposed circa 585. He is often mentioned by St. Gregory of Tours (17th November).
  • URSICINUS, a disciple of St. Columbanus (2nd February) and founder of the monastery of St. Ursanne, from which the town in Switzerland takes its name. He reposed circa 625.

* - 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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