Western Saints of the Orthodox Church <br class="clearfix">—<br class="clearfix"> 8th April
AMANTIUS, the third Bishop of Como, St. Amantius was the successor of St. Provinus (8th March). He is credited with the construction of the cathedral in Como, which later bore his name. St. Amantius reposed in 440.
CONCESSA, (Date Unknown), a martyr venerated from time immemorial at Carthage. Nothing further is known of St. Concessa life.
JANUARIUS, MAXIMA, and MACARIA, (Date Unknown), listed in ancient martyrologies as having been martyred in North Africa. No further information on their lives is extant.
PERPETUUS, the Bishop of Tours in present-day France from circa 460 until his repose circa 490. St. Perpetuus is remembered for his dedicated care for the poor, to the point of exhausting his own income, and for rebuilding numerous churches in his Diocese.
REDEMPTUS, a Bishop of Ferentini in present-day Italy who reposed in 586.
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”.