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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church — 30th January

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30th January


ALDEGUND (ALDEGONDE), a sister of St. Waldetrudis (9th April), Abbess of Mons. St. Aldegund was a disciple of St. Amandus of Maestricht (6th February) who also tonsured her into monasticism. She founded the double monastery of Maubeuge Abbey in the County of Hainaut, (present-day northern France), and served as its Abbess until her repose in 684.

AMNICHAD (AMNUCHAD), originally either from Ireland or Scotland (sources vary), St. Amnichad emigrated to Fulda Abbey in present-day Germany where he received monastic tonsure, and later lived as a hermit there. St. Amnichad reposed in 1043.

ARMENTARIUS, the first Bishop of Antibes in Provence. St. Armentarius reposed circa 451. There seems to be no further information extant on St. Armentarius, though the Gallia Christiana states he was in attendance at the Second Council of Vaison in 442.

ARMENTARIUS, Bishop of Pavia in Lombardy from 711 until his repose 732. No further information on his life is extant as he Acts have either been lost to time or were destroyed.

BATHILDIS, an Anglo-Saxon princess or noble who had been sold as a slave to the mayor of the palace of the Kingdom of Burgundy and Neustria. In 649 St. Bathildis was married to King Clovis II and bore his successors, Clothaire III, Childeric II, and Thierry III. Following the death of Clovis II, she served as regent of France until Clotaire III came of age (A.D. 656 – 664). Once her sons reached majority, St. Bathildis retired to the Abbey of Our Lady of Chelles (Abbaye Notre-Dame-des-Chelles) where she received monastic tonsure and lived until her repose in 680.

FELICIAN, PHILIPPIAN, and COMPANIONS, (date unknown), a group of one hundred and twenty-six martyrs in North Africa. Though listed in ancient Martyrologies, no information on their lives is extant.

MARTINA, (Third Century), a Roman maiden, who was martyred in the early third century; possibly during the reign of Alexander Severus.

SAVINA (SABINA), martyred during the Diocletianic Persecution (311) for aiding and comforting prisoners and arranging proper burials for martyrs.

TUDY (TUDCLYD, TYBIE, TYDIE), (Fifth Century), nothing certain is known about this saint other than she was one of the twenty-four children of Brychan of Brycheiniog (6th April). She has left her name to Llandybie in Carmarthenshire in Wales.

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

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