Orthodox Saints of the Pre-Schism See of Rome
ADELPHUS of REMIREMONT, a grandson of St. Romaricus of Remiremont (8th December), whom he succeeded as Abbot of Remiremont in eastern Gaul. St. Adelphus reposed circa 670.
ÆMILIAN (EMILIAN), according to the oldest of records of the Church of Vercelli in Piedmont (north-western Italy), St. Æmilian was consecrated Bishop of Vercelli after living as a hermit for forty years. He reposed in 520, having lived to over 100 years of age. No further information seems to be extant.
ALMIRUS (ALMER, ALMIRE), a hermit at Gréez-sur-Roc in present-day north-western France. St. Almirus reposed circa 560.
DEINIOL (DANIEL) of BANGOR, very little is known of St. Deiniol’s life. He is considered the founding Abbot of Bangor Abbey (Gwynedd, north-western Wales), and thought to have been consecrated Bishop of Bangor by St. Dubricius of Wales (14th November). St. Deiniol reposed circa 584 and was buried on the Isle of Bardsey off the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. Following his repose, the cathedral at Bangor and several other churches in Wales were dedicated to his honour.
FELIX, REGULA, and EXUPERANTIUS of ZÜRICH, Martyrs of Zürich, St. Felix and his sister St. Regula along with their servant St. Exuperantius fled (circa 287) to Turicum (present-day Zürich, Switzerland) hoping to avoid the pursecutions going on during the reign of the Emperor Maximian (r. 286–305). Unfortunately, they were found and martyred.
LEUDINUS of TOUL (BODO), a member of Austrasian nobility and brother of St. Sadalberga (22nd September). St. Leudinus married, though he and his wife jointly decided to enter monastic life, with St. Leudinus receiving tonsure at the Abbey of St. Vincent (abbaye Saint-Vincent de Laon) in Laon, Picardy (northern France). St. Leudinus rather reluctantly accepted his selection to be the sixteenth Bishop of Toul (north-eastern France), and as bishop founded the Abbey of Bonmoutier (abbaye de Bonmoutier) in Val-et-Châtillon (north-eastern France), the Abbey of St. Peter (abbaye Saint-Pierre d’Étival), in Étival-Clairefontaine (north-eastern France), and several others. St. Leudinus reposed circa 678.
PATIENS, Archbishop of Lyons (east-central France) from circa 456 until his repose circa 491, who according to his contemporary St. Sidonius Apollinaris (21st August), despite the austerity of his life, he made himself “all things to all men”. St. Patiens played an active role in fighting the heresies of his day, but is chiefly remembered for devoting all of his income to the poor. St. Patiens reposed circa 491.
PROTUS and HYACINTH of ROME, Martyrs of Rome, according to tradition SS. Protus and Hyacinth were brothers who served in the household of St. Eugenia of Rome (25th December), and had been baptized along with her. SS. Protus and Hyacinth were martyred circa 257 in Rome during the persecution of Christians under the Emperor Valerian (r. 253–260).
VINCENT of LEÓN, an Abbot of St. Claudius in León (north-western Spain) who was martyred by the Arian Visigoths. There is some disagreement about the date of his martyrdom, with some sources giving circa 554, and others circa 630 as the date.
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”.