10 July, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
10th July (27th June O.S.):

  • CLEMENT, a member of the group led by St. Zoilus (vide infra) martyred in Cordoba under Diocletian (circa A.D. 298).
  • DEODATUS, the deacon of St. Paulinus of Nola (22nd June), and later his successor.   St. Deodatus reposed A.D. 473.
  • JOHN OF CHINON, a sixth century anchorite in Chinon in the west of France, who was the spiritual father of Queen Radegund.
  • ZOILUS AND COMPANIONS, Zoilus, a youth, and others martyred in Cordoba under Diocletian, circa A.D. 301.   The monastery of San Zoil de Carrión in León in Spain was founded to enshrine his relics.

* - 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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