Orthodox Saints of the Pre-Schism See of Rome
"The Church in The British Isles will only begin to grow when She begins to again venerate Her own Saints"
(Saint Arsenios of Paros †1877)
Close to a decade ago, as I was looking at the Church calendar, I came across SS. Tancred, Torthred, and Tova (30th September), and not recognising them decided to look them up. After several frustrating hours of research, I finally found some information about them; I realised there had to be a better way. The result is this series of books on the lives of Orthodox western saints, my blog, and the Western Saints section of my website.
A note on Anglo-Saxon names:
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 — Ceadda (Chad) of Lichfield.
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”.