Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church

12th September


12th September

AILBE (ALBEUS, AILBHE), (Sixth Century), St. Ailbe is considered to have been the first Bishop of Emly in Ireland and is said to have reposed circa 527 or 541. Unfortunately, many legends concerning St. Ailbe, all of which are disputed, and some completely unfounded makes it impossible to state with certainty anything further about him.

GUY, “the Poor Man of Anderlecht”, St. Guy was the sacristan of Our Lady of Laken. After a business venture he invested in failed, St. Guy went on a pilgrimage, first to Rome, then the Holy Land, that lasted seven years. Soon after his return to Anderlecht St. Guy collapsed from exhaustion and illness, and reposed shortly thereafter, circa 1012.

SACERDOS, the Archbishop of Lyons from 544 until his repose in 551. St. Sacerdos was a son of St. Rusticus (25th April), and father of St. Aurelian of Arles (16th June). As Archbishop he presided over the Council of Orléans (549), and is remembered as an adviser to King Childebert I.

SILVINUS, a Bishop of Verona, he reposed circa 550, no further information is extant.

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”.

Details of British Saints excerpted from Orthodox Saints of the British Isles.
Details of continental saints from these sources.