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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church — 14th April

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14th April


ABUNDIUS, a Sacristan of the Church of Saint Peter in Rome, whose simplicity and holiness of live was written of by St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September). St. Abundius reposed circa 564.

DOMNINA and COMPANION, two consecrated virgins martyred who were martyred along with St. Valentine (14th February) in 269.

LAMBERT (LAMBERTUS) of LYONS, a high-ranking member of the Court of King Clotaire III (r. 661 – 673) who left his position at Court to receive monastic tonsure at the Abbey of St. Peter (later the Abbey of St. Wandrille) in Fontenelle, Normandy. St. Lambert succeeded St. Wandrille (22nd July) as abbot in 669, serving until his consecration as Archbishop of Lyons in 678, leading his Archdiocese until his repose in 688

TASSACH, One of St. Patrick’s (17th March) earliest converts and disciples. St. Tassach was a skilled artisan who made crosiers, crosses, and shrines for St. Patrick. He served as the first Bishop of Raholp in Co. Down. St. Tassach also had the privilege of administering Holy Viaticum to the dying St. Patrick. St. Tassach reposed circa 495.

TIBURTIUS, VALERIAN, and MAXIMUS, third century martyrs in Rome. SS. Tiburtius and Valerian were brothers. All of them were beaten to death.

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