14 July, 2013

Orthodox Western Saints for Today

Pre-Schism Saints of the Orthodox Roman Patriarchate*
14th July (1st July O.S.):

  • CARILEFUS (CARILEPHUS, CARILEFF, CALAIS), a companion of St. Avitus (27th January), and founder of the monastery of Anisole in Maine (present-day France).   He reposed circa A.D. 536.
  • CASTUS AND SECUNDINUS, two saints who were greatly venerated in the south of Italy.   They were born in Sinuessa (Mondragone) near Caserta, and reposed circa A.D. 305.
  • CEWYDD, a sixth century Saint at Anglesey in Wales, and Lancaut in Gloucestershire in England.
  • DOMITIAN, born in Rome and orphaned while still young, he became a monk at Lérins, and later founded the monastery of Bebron, now St. Rambert de Joux.   St. Domitian reposed A.D. 440.
  • EPARCHIUS (CYBAR), a nobleman from Périgord who renounced his title to become a monk at Sessac.   He reposed A.D. 581.
  • GALL, a monk originally from Auvergne who was ordained to the diaconate by St. Quintian (13th November), Bishop of Clermont.   St. Gall was the uncle and teacher of St. Gregory of Tours (17th November).   He reposed A.D. 554.
  • JULIUS AND AARON AND COMPANIONS, commonly considered to be the Protomartyrs of Wales, they suffered in Caerleon-on-Usk under Diocletian circa A.D. 305.
  • JUTHWARE, (Seventh century) the sister of St. Sidwell (2nd August).   She was of British (rather than Anglo-Saxon) descent and lived in Devon in England.
  • LEONORIOUS (LUNAIRE), a son of Hoel, King of Brittany, who was born in Wales and consecrated bishop by St. Dyfrig (14th November).   He later went to Brittany, then ruled by his brother Hoel II, where he founded the monastery of Pontual, near Saint Malo.   St. Leonorious reposed circa A.D. 570.
  • MARTIN OF VIENNE, the third Bishop of Vienne in France, he reposed circa A.D. 132.
  • SERVAN (SERF, SAIR), (Date uncertain.) the Apostle of West Fife (Scotland), he reposed and was buried in Culross.
  • THEODORIC (THIERRY, THEODERICUS), an Abbot of Mont d'Or near Rheims who reposed circa A.D. 533.
  • VEEP (VEEPUS, VEEPY, WIMP, WENNAPA), (Sixth century) the patron saint of St. Veep in Cornwall.

* - 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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