Western Saints of the Orthodox Church
CÆREALIS and SALLUSTIA, St. Cærealis a soldier, and his wife St. Sallustia, were catechumens of, and baptised by, Pope St. Cornelius (16th September), with whom they were martyred during the Decian Persecution in 251.
CORMAC, St. Cormac, a King of Munster, was most likely the first Bishop of Cashel in Ireland. Though the reliability of some of the traditions concerning St. Cormac is questionable, he is reputed to have been a great scholar. The authorship of the Sanas Cormaic (Cormac's Glossary), and the now-lost Psalter of Cashel, among other works, have been attributed to him. St. Cormac reposed in 908.
CRESCENTIAN, VICTOR, ROSULA, and GENERALIS, said to have been martyred in Carthage along with St. Cyprian (16th September), circa 258.
CRESCENTIUS, according to tradition, St. Crescentius was the eleven-year-old son of St. Euthymius (29th August). It is said that following the martyrdom of his father, St. Crescentius was brought back to Rome where, even under torture, he proclaimed his faith in Christ, and was subsequently beheaded, during the Diocletianic Persecution circa 300. However, this is all based upon a Life which dates from 1600, and hence, is of questionable veracity.
MATERNUS, the first known Bishop of Cologne. He founded a church at the site upon which Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) now stands. St. Maternus reposed circa 325.
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”.