07 January, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
7th January (25th December O.S.):

  • ADALSINDIS, one of the daughters of Ss. Adalbald (2nd February) and Rictrudis (12th May), she became a nun at Hamay-les-Marchiennes near Arras under her own sister St. Eusebia (16th March). She reposed circa 715.
  • ALBURGH (ALBURGA), the sister of King Egbert of Wessex, and wife of Wulstan of Wiltshire. She founded a convent in Wilton near Salisbury, where she became a nun in her widowhood and reposed circa 810.
  • ANASTASIA, after she suffering martyrdom in Sirmium in Dalmatia circa 304, her relics were taken to Constantinople and veneration spread to Rome, where a basilica is dedicated to her.
  • EUGENIA, a virgin-martyr in Rome under Valerian (?257), who was buried in the cemetery of Apronian on the Via Latina.

* - 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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