04 May, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
4th May, (21st April O.S.):

  • BEUNO, a Welsh Saint who founded monasteries at Llanfeuno in Herefordshire and Llanymynech. His name is chiefly connected with Clynnog Fawr in Gwynedd. St. Beuno reposed circa 640.
  • CYPRIAN, a bishop of Brescia. He reposed in 582 and his relics are enshrined in the church of San Pietro in Oliveto in Brescia in Italy.
  • FRODULPHUS (FROU), a disciple of St Medericus (29th August) who became a monk at St Martin's in Autun. He was driven from there by the Saracens and he settled in Barjon, reposing circa 750.
  • MAELRUBIUS (MAOLRUBHA), + c 724. A monk at St Comgall's (10th May) monastery at Bangor, who went to Iona. He went on to found a church at Applecross on the north-west coast of Scotland, reposing circa 724.

* - 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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