09 May, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
9th May, (26th April O.S.):

  • CLARENTIUS, the successor of St. Etherius (14th June) as Bishop of Vienne. He reposed circa 620.
  • EXUPERANTIA, (Date unknown.) a saint whose relics are venerated in Troyes in France.
  • LUCIDIUS, (Date unknown.) a bishop of Verona.
  • MARCELLINUS, (on Eastern calendars 7th June.) the twenty-ninth Pope of Rome, who may have been martyred circa 304.
  • PETER OF BRAGA, (Date unknown.) the first Bishop and martyr of Braga.
  • RICHARIUS (RIQUIER), born at Centula (Celles) near Amiens, he became a priest and founded a monastery in his native village, later called Saint-Riquier after him. He was the first to devote himself to the work of ransoming captives and reposed a hermit circa 645.
  • TRUDPERT, a hermit who was possibly from Ireland and lived in Münstethal in the southern Black Forest. He may have been murdered circa 644. The monastery of St. Trudpert was built on the site.

* - 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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