11 May, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
11th May, (28th April O.S.):

  • ADALBERO, an uncle of St. Ulric (4th July), who became a monk in 850, and then Abbot of Ellwangen. He restored the monastery of Lorsch and later served as Bishop of Augsburg from 887 until his repose in 909.
  • APHRODISIUS, CARALIPPUS, AGAPIUS AND EUSEBIUS, (Date uncertain.) early martyrs in Languedoc, whose lives were recorded by St. Gregory of Tours (17th November).
  • ARTEMIUS, a native of Sens who became bishop there. He was the spiritual father of St. Bond (29th October). St. Artemius reposed in 609.
  • CRONAN OF ROSCREA, the founder of several monasteries in various parts of Ireland, especially Roscrea. He reposed circa 626.
  • GERARD, traditionally believed to have been one of four pilgrims from England — the other three were Ardwine, Bernard and Hugh — who all reposed in Galinaro in the south of present-day Italy circa 639.
  • MARK OF GALILEE, according to tradition he was a Galilean and the first bishop, and also martyr, of the Abruzzi. The date of his martyrdom is given as 92.
  • PAMPHILUS, a bishop of Sulmona and Corfinium in the Abruzzi who reposed circa 700.
  • POLLIO, a reader of the church of Cybalae in Pannonia who was burnt alive under Diocletian circa 304.
  • PRUDENTIUS, a hermit who was ordained priest and later served as Bishop of Tarazona in Aragon, reposing circa 700.
  • VALERIA, (First century ?) an early martyr in Milan.

* - 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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