Western Saints of the Orthodox Church <br class="clearfix">—<br class="clearfix"> 8th October
AMOR (AMOUR) of AQUITAINE, (Ninth Century), a native of Aquitaine (south-western France) who lived as a hermit in Maastricht in present-day Netherlands.
BADILO, a monk who led the re-establishment of the Abbey of St. Mary Magdalene (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay) in Vézelay, Burgundy (east-central France) following its destruction in raids by the Moors and Normans. St. Badilo later served as Abbot of Leuze Abbey in Hainault near Mons in present-day Belgium. St. Badilo reposed circa 870.
BENEDICTA of LAON, (Date Unknown), a virgin-martyr at Laon in Picardy (northern France), of whom no reliable information is extant.
EVODIUS, a fifth century Bishop of Rouen in Normandy (north-western France) and reputed wonderworker.
GRATUS of CHÂLON, the thirteenth Bishop of Châlon-sur-Saône, in the present-day region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. St. Gratus reposed circa 652.
KEYNA (KEYNE, CEINWEN), (Fifth Century), St. Keyna was a daughter of King St. Brychan of Brycheiniog (6th April) and lived as an anchoress at what is now Keynsham, Somerset, England, which is believed by many to have been named after her. Towards the end of her life she returned to her native Wales where she reposed.
PALATIAS and LAURENTIA, SS. Palatias and Laurentia were martyred in the opening years of the Diocletianic Persecution (303–313) at Fermo near Ancona (central Italy). St. Laurentia was either a servant or slave of St. Palatias and had converted her mistress to Christianity.
PETER of SEVILLE, (Date Unknown), a martyr venerated in Seville (southern Spain). Many legends surround this saint none of which are reliable.
TRIDUNA (TREDWALL, TRALLEN), (Fourth Century), According to the Aberdeen Breviary St. Triduna was a Christian maiden from Colossæ in Asia Minor who accompanied St. Regulus of Scotland (17th October) when he brought the relics of St. Andrew to Scotland in the fourth century She is said to have settled in Rescobie near Forfar in Angus (Scotland). She spent her later years in Restalrig, Lothian, Scotland where she reposed and was buried.
YWI (IWI), St. Ywi was a monk and later hermit at Lindisfarne, where he was ordained to the Deaconate by St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (20th March). St. Ywi reposed circa 690 and was initially buried at Lindisfarne, though his relics were later translated to Wilton Abbey (Wiltshire, England).
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”.