03 January, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
3rd January (21st December O.S.):

  • BAUDACARIUS, a monk at Bobbio, who reposed in 650.
  • BERNWALD (BEORNWALD), an eighth century priest in Bampton Oxfordshire.
  • HONORATUS OF TOULOUSE, the successor of St. Saturninus (29th November) as Bishop of Toulouse.
  • JOHN VINCENT, a native of Ravenna who became a monk at St. Michael in Chiusa, then a hermit on Monte Caprario, and lastly a bishop nearby. He reposed in 1012.
  • JOHN AND FESTUS, martyrs honoured in Tuscany.
  • SEVERINUS, a bishop of Trier, who reposed circa 300.

* - 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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