Orthodox Saints of the Pre-Schism See of Rome
ALEXANDER of TRIER, (Third Century), one of the countless number of Christians martyred at Trier in the present-day German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, during the Diocletianic Persecution (303–313).
APOLLINARIS (AIPLONAY) of VALENCE, a member of a prominent Gallo-Roman family, and elder brother of St. Avitus of Vienne (5th February). St. Apollinaris served as the fifth Bishop of Valence in Burgundy (east-central France) from 486 until his repose, circa 520.
ATTILANUS, a native of Tarazona near Zaragoza in present-day Aragon, Spain, who worked with his friend St. Froilan (3rd October) to revitalise monastic life at Moreruela Abbey close to Zamora in Castile. St. Attilanus was consecrated Bishop of Zamora on Pentecost, 990 and reposed in 1009.
AYMARD of CLUNY, the third Abbot of the Abbey of SS. Peter and Paul of Cluny (abbaye Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Cluny — Cluny Abbey) 942–circa 952. Succeeding St. Odo of Cluny (11th May), St. Aymard ruled Cluny for about ten years before blindness led him to resign in favour of St. Majolus of Cluny (11th May). St. Aymard reposed in 965.
BONIFACE of TRIER, (Third Century), another of the countless Christian martyrs at Trier in the present-day German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, during the Diocletianic Persecution (303–313).
FIRMATUS of AUXERRE and FLAVIANA of AUXERRE, (Date Unknown), St. Firmatus, a deacon, and St. Flaviana, a virgin, are venerated at Auxerre in France. Whilst mentioned in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum, there is other no information about them extant. It is possible they may even be two of the companions of St. Palmatius (vide infra), some of whose relics appear to have been brought to France at some point.
GALLA of ROME, according to St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September), St. Galla was a well born lady who was widowed in the first year of marriage. St. Galla then founded a monastery and hospital on the Vatican Hill, where she led the life of an anchoress, until her repose from cancer circa 550.
MAGDALVEUS (MADALVEUS, MAUVÉ) of VERDUN, a native of Verdun (north-eastern France), who, circa 736 was consecrated the twenty-fifth Bishop of that See. As Bishop, St. Magdalveus urged both the clergy and laity in his care to regularly receive the Sacrament of Confession and attend Liturgy with appropriate reverence. He reposed circa 776.
MARCELLINUS of RAVENNA, either the second or third Bishop of Ravenna (northern Italy), and said by some to have been a wonderworker. Most sources place him in the second half of the third century.
MEINULPH, a nobleman and godson of Charlemagne, King of the Franks (r. 768–814). St. Meinulph founded the monastery of Böddeken (Kloster Böddeken) in in the present-day German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is said that he chose the location for the monastery after seeing a stag with a cross in its antlers there. St. Meinulph reposed circa 857 at Böddeken Monastery.
PALMATIUS of TRIER and COMPANIONS, (Third Century), a large group of Christians martyred at Trier in the present-day German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, during the Diocletianic Persecution (303–313).
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”.