10 May, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
10th May, (27th April O.S.):

  • ASICUS (ASCICUS,TASSACH), one of St. Patrick's (17th March) earliest disciples, who made him bishop abbot of the monastery and diocese of Elphin in Ireland, of which he is patron-saint. He excelled as a coppersmith and some examples of his work still exist. After a long life (the last of which was spend as an anchorite) St. Asicus reposed circa 490.
  • ENODER (CYNIDR, KENEDR, QUIDIC), a sixth century Welsh Saint who gave his name to Llangynidr in Powys, as well as, St. Enoder or Enodoc in Cornwall and Kenderchurch in Herefordshire in England.
  • FLORIBERT, a bishop of Liège, who reposed in 746.
  • LIBERALIS, a priest from the area near Ancona in the Marches of present-day Italy, who worked for the conversion of the Arians and greatly suffered at their hands. He reposed circa 400 and his relics are enshrined at Treviso.
  • TERTULLIAN, the eighth Bishop of Bologna, he reposed circa 490.
  • THEOPHILUS, the successor of St. Gaudentius (25th October) as Bishop of Brescia. He reposed circa 427.
  • WINEWALD, the successor of St. Bercthun (15th May) as Abbot of Beverley. He reposed circa 731.

* - 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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