Western Saints of the Orthodox Church <br class="clearfix">—<br class="clearfix"> 20th April
CÆDWALLA (CEADWALLA), a pagan King of Wessex (r. 685–688), who, repenting his cruel and cunning ways, in 688 abdicated his throne, and went to Rome where he was baptised by Pope St. Sergius (8th September), and given the name Peter. St. Cædwalla reposed 10 days after his baptism in 689, still in Rome and wearing his white baptismal robe, and thus was numbered amongst the Saints. He is buried in a crypt in Saint Peter’s Basilica.
HARDUIN, a monk at the Abbey of St. Wandrille (abbaye Saint-Wandrille) in Fontenelle, Normandy (France) who spent his later years as a hermit, devoting his time to copying the works of the Fathers. St. Harduin reposed in 811.
HUGH of ANZY-LE-DUC, after finishing his education at the Abbey of St. Savin / abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, in the present-day town of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, in Poitou, France, St. Hugh received monastic tonsure. He helped several other monasteries revive their monastic life, and later assisted St. Berno (13th January) in founding the Abbey of SS. Peter and Paul of Cluny (abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Cluny — Cluny Abbey) in Cluny, Aquitaine (France). St. Hugh reposed at Anzy-le-Duc, Burgundy (eastern France) circa 930.
MARCELLINUS, VINCENT, and DOMNINUS (DOMNIN), natives of North Africa who travelled to Gaul where they preached in the Dauphiné, in present-day southeastern France. St. Marcellinus was consecrated first Bishop of Embrun by St. Eusebius of Vercelli (2nd August) circa 354, he reposed in 374. SS. Vincent and Domininus went on to evangelise the area of Digne-les-Bains in the French Alps, and are credited with bringing to Christ the bulk of the population in that region. St. Domininus served as the first Bishop of Digne. After St. Domininus reposed in 380 St. Vincent was made the second bishop of that See, serving until his repose in 394.
MARCIAN of AUXERRE, a wonderworking monk at the Abbey of SS. Cosmas and Damian / abbaye de saint Cosme et saint Damien (later the Abbey of St. Marianus / Abbaye Saint-Marien d'Auxerre) in Auxerre, Burgundy (France). There he was given the obedience of keeping the Abbey’s cattle. The date of the repose of St. Marcian is listed as taking place somewhere between 466 and 477.
SULPICIUS and SERVILIAN, martyrs in Rome circa 117 who were beheaded under Emperor Trajan (r. 98–117). According to tradition they were converted to the Faith through the prayers of St. Flavia Domitilla (12th May).
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”.