Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

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


Orthodox Saints of the Pre-Schism See of Rome

ADHENTUS (ABDERITUS, ADERY), (Second Century), a native of Greece, he served as the second Bishop of Ravenna (northern Italy), succeeding St. Apollinaris of Ravenna (23rd July). St. Adhentus’ relics are enshrined in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe near Ravenna.

ADOLPHUS of CÓRDOBA and JOHN of CÓRDOBA, Martyrs of Córdoba, two brothers, sons of a Muslim father and a Christian mother. SS. Adolphus and John were martyred after being caught up circa 850 in the persecutions of Christians during the reign of Emir Abd ar-Rahman II (r. 822–852) in Córdoba (southern Spain).

BARROG (BARRWG, BARNOCH, BARRY) the HERMIT, (Seventh Century), St. Barrog was a disciple of St. Cadoc of Wales (24th January), and is the namesake of Barry Island off the coast of Glamorgan, Wales, where he lived as an anchorite.

CERAUNUS (CERAN) of PARIS, the sixth Bishop of Paris. St. Ceraunus reposed circa 614, and his relics are enshrined in the church of St. Geneviève in Paris.

DEODATUS of SORA, (Date Unknown), a martyr in Sora in central Italy, whose relics were enshrined in the cathedral there in 1621. No further information on his life is extant.

FIDENTIUS of TODI and TERENCE of TODI, (Date Unknown), martyrs whose relics were discovered in the twelfth century at Todi in central Italy. There is no further information extant.

FLORENTINUS and HILARY, (Date Uncertain), two hermits martyred in present-day France during the Vandal invasion of Gaul. Though there is some debate as to most of the details of their lives, it is agreed they had their tongues were torn out before their being beheaded.

GAIUS of MILAN, (First Century), very little is known with any certainty about St. Gaius. He is thought to have been a spiritual child of the Apostle Barnabas, and was the third Bishop of Milan (north-west Italy). He served that See for twenty-four years, and is believed to have baptised St. Vitalis of Milan (28th April) and SS. Gervase and Protase (19th June).

HILTRUDE of LIESSIES, daughter of a Poitevin nobleman, who lived as a hermit near Liessies Abbey, in present-day Nord-Pas-de-Calais France, under the spiritual direction of her brother, Gunrad, who was Abbot. St. Hiltrude reposed circa 790.

MARCELLUS of ST. GALL, a native of either Scotland or Ireland who was a monk at Abbey of St. Gall (Abtei St. Gallen) in the present-day Swiss city of St. Gallen. St. Marcellus reposed circa 869.

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.