Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

Eastern Orthodox Christian theologian, historian, philosopher, and cultural commentator.


Orthodox Saints of the Pre-Schism See of Rome

ÆBBA, also known as Domna Ebba (Lady Ebba, shortened to Domneva), was a Kentish princess and mother of SS. Mildred of Thanet (13th July), Milburgh (23rd February), and Mildgytha (17th January). Following the death of her husband St. Ermenburgh founded the Abbey of Minster in Thanet, in present-day Minster, Kent, England. The date of St. Ermenburgh’s repose is uncertain, but generally believed to be circa 700.

ATTO, Abbot of Tordino near Teramo in Abruzzo which had been founded by monks from Monte Cassino. St. Atto reposed circa 1010.

CRISPIN, a fourth century Bishop of Ecija in Andalusia who was beheaded in the persecutions under Maximian Herculeus. St. Crispin has a special office in the Mozarabic Breviary and Missal.

JAMES of SASSEAU, a native of Constantinople and career army officer, who after many various postings finally ended up in Gaul where he retired. St. James then entered religious life. He was ordained to the priesthood at Clermont, received monastic tonsure at Bourges, and ended his days as a hermit in Sasseau. St. James reposed circa 865.

MAXIMUS, according to the Roman Martyrology, St. Maximus was martyred at Rome during the reign of the Emperor Valerian (r. 253–260). It is possible he was a priest. Nothing further is known of his life.

MEDANA, (Eighth Century), an Irish holy virgin who settled in Galloway in Scotland. Nothing further is known of her life.

SEVERINUS, EXUPERIUS, and FELICIAN, martyred in 170 at Vienne (south-eastern France) during the reign of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (r. 161–180).

TUTO (TOTTO), the founder in 764 of Ottobeuren Abbey in Ottobeuren Bavaria (southern Germany). St. Tuto reposed in 815.

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.

In many cases there are several spelling versions of the names of saints from the British Isles. I use the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography version as the primary version with the more prevalent version in parenthesis e.g. Ceadda (Chad) of Lichfield.