Western Saints of the Orthodox Church
ALEXANDER, an early martyr in Rome, circa 150. Nothing further is known of his life or martyrdom.
AMELBERGA, a member of what was later known as the Carolingian dynasty, St. Amelberga was married to Count Witger Duke of Lotharingia whilst still young. Their marriage produced three saints SS. Gudula (8th January), Emebert (15th January), and Reineldis (16th July). When the last of their children reached majority, St. Amelberga and her husband each entered monasteries. St. Amelberga to Maubeuge Abbey in Hainaut, and Count Witger to the Abbey of St. Peter of Lobbes. St. Amelberga reposed circa 690.
ETTO (HETTO), an Irishman who evangelised in Flanders. St. Etto reposed circa 670.
JANUARIUS, MARINUS, NABOR, and FELIX, (Date Unknown), martyrs in North Africa of whom nothing further is known.
LANTFRID, WALTRAM, and ELILANTUS, in the eighth century, the Bavarian noble Huosi family founded over half a dozen abbeys, including Benediktbeuren. SS. Lantfrid, Waltram, and Elilantus, members of the Huosi family, served as the first three Abbots of Benediktbeuren.
PASCHARIUS (PASQUIER), a mid-Seventh century Bishop of Nantes.
PETER of PERUGIA, Peter Vincioli born near Perugia, was an architect as well as a priest-monk. He founded as well as oversaw the building of an abbey as well contruction or repairs of church properties throughout the diocese. St. Peter reposed in 1007.
RUFINA and SECUNDA, sisters who were martyred in Rome (257) during the Valerian persecutions.
SEVEN BROTHERS, seven brothers, Alexander, Felix, Januarius, Martialis, Philip, Silvanus, Vitalis, all sons of St. Felicity (23rd November), who were martyred together circa 150.
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”.