Western Saints of the Orthodox Church
DEUSDEDIT, a native of Wessex, whose Saxon name was Frithona, and of whose early life nothing is known. He succeeded St. Honorius (30th September) to the See of Canterbury in 655, becoming the first Anglo-Saxon to serve as Primate. The consecration of Damian as Bishop of Rochester in 656 is the sole official act of his that is known with absolute certainty. St. Deusdedit reposed a casualty of the Great Pestilence of 664.
FELIX of COMO, the first Bishop of Como, and a friend of St. Ambrose (7th December). St. Felix was an enthusiastic and energetic pastor. He reposed circa 390.
IDUS, (Fifth Century), St. Idus was a disciple of St. Patrick (17th March), who baptised him and later made St. Idus Bishop of Alt-Fadha, Leinster in Ireland.
JUSTUS, (Date Unknown), an imperial soldier said to have been martyred in Rome.
LIBERT, a Flemish monk martyred by the Normans in 835.
MARCELLINUS (MARCHELM, MARCULF), an Englishman who went to Flanders to assist St. Willibrord (7th November) in his mission. There, along with St. Liafwine (12th November), he preached the Gospel to the people of Overijssel in present-day eastern Netherlands. St. Marcellinus reposed at Oldenzeel circa 762, and his relics were later translated to Deventer.
OPTATIAN, a late fourth century Bishop of Brescia. St. Optatian reposed circa 505.
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”.