13 June, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
13th June, (31st May O.S.):

  • CANTIUS, CANTIAN, CANTIANILLA AND PROTUS, two brothers and their sister, martyred in Aquileia circa A.D. 304, where they had gone with their tutor, Protus.
  • CRESCENTIAN, a martyr in Sassari in Sardinia, at the same time as SS. Gabinus and Crispulus (30th May) under the Emperor Hadrian, circa A.D. 130.
  • LUPICINUS, a fifth century bishop of Verona, ancient writings preserved in Verona describe him as 'the most holy, the best of bishops'.
  • PASCHASIUS, a deacon in Rome who wrote theological works.   He reposed circa A.D. 512.
  • PETRONILLA, a first century(?) virgin in Rome venerated from the earliest times.
  • WINNOW, MANCUS AND MYRBAD, three Irish Saints who lived in Cornwall, most likely in the sixth century, where churches are dedicated to them.

* - 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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