Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

Writings on Orthodox Christian theology and related miscellanea.

Writings on Orthodox Christian theology and related miscellanea.

Western Saints of the Orthodox Church — 1st April

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CAIDOC and FRICOR (ADRIAN), two seventh century A.D. Irish missionaries, who went to north-eastern Gaul where they evangelised the Morini tribesmen. SS. Caidoc and Fricor’s mission was extremely fruitful, and amongst those brought to Christ was St. Richardius (26th April).

CELLACH (CEILACH, KEILACH, CELLACH mac SÓERGUSSA), (Ninth Century), a member of the re-founding group of the Abbey of Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland, prior to his elevation to the See of Armagh. Whilst Colgan numbers at least thirty-three Celtic saints named Cellach or Ceilach, it is most likely that this St. Cellach was an Abbot of Iona, prior to his elevation to the See of Armagh.

DODOLINUS, (Seventh Century), the thirty-seventh Bishop of Vienne in south-eastern present-day France.

THEODORA, the sister of St. Hermes (28th August) to whom she provided material and emotional support during St. Hermes imprisonment and torture. The Acta of Pope St. Alexander I (3rd May) state that St. Theodora also buried St. Hermes following his martyrdom. St. Theodora, herself, was martyred soon after. SS. Theodora and Hermes were buried side by side, circa A.D. 125.

VENANTIUS, a bishop in the Dalmatia region of present-day Croatia. St. Venantius along with several companions, was martyred in the mid- third century A.D.

VALÉRY (GUALARIC, WALERICUS), a monk at Luxeuil, who went on to found the Abbey of Leuconay at present-day Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France. St. Valéry reposed circa A.D. 622.

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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”.

Details of British Saints excerpted from Orthodox Saints of the British Isles.
Details of continental saints from these sources.