Western Saints of the Orthodox Church
DOMNIO, an uncle of St. Eusebia of Bergamo (29th October). Like his niece, St. Domnio was martyred at Bergamo in Lombardy by beheading during the Diocletianic Persecution (late third century).
GENEROSUS, the Abbot of the Abbey of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes in Poitou present-day south-western France. St. Generosus reposed circa 682.
HELIER, (Sixth Century), A native of Tongres in present-day Belgium, St. Helier went to Jersey in the Channel Islands where he lived as a hermit. He was martyred by the heathens he was endeavouring to convert to Christianity. St. Helier is the patron saint of Jersey and the capital, St. Helier, takes its name from him.
IRMENGARD, a Great-granddaughter of Charlemagne, St. Irmengard served the Abbess of the Imperial Abbey of Buchau in Swabia, and later the Imperial Abbey of Frauenchiemsee in Bavaria. St. Irmengard reposed 866.
REINELDIS (RAINELDIS, REINALDES) GONDOLF, and GRIMOALD, (Martyrs of Saintes), a nun at Saintes in Flanders (present-day Halle Belgium), daughter of St. Amelberga (10th July) and sister of St. Gudula (8th January). St. Reineldis was martyred together with SS. Gondolf and Grimoald by the Huns circa 680.
SISENANDUS (SISENANDO), one of the Martyrs of Cordoba, St. Sisenandus was a deacon in Cordoba. In 851, he was beheaded after being charged with blasphemy during the reign of Abd al-Rahman II (822 – 852).
TENENAN, (Seventh Century), there is little information on this Saint extant, and that which is available is murky and not all that reliable. It seems he was originally from the British Isles and that he went to Brittany, where he lived as an anchorite, and eventually was consecrated Bishop of Léon. His relics were enshrined in Plabennec.
VALENTINE, according to the Roman Martyrology St. Valentine was an early fourth century Bishop of Treves (present-day Trier in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate). His absence from lists of prelates of the See have led many contemporary scholars to hypothesise that he is likely to be have been the Valentine who was Bishop of Tongeren and Maastricht. Both are said to have been martyred circa 305, during the Diocletianic Persecution.
VITALIAN, an eighth century Bishop of Osimo in the Italian province of Ancona, who served that See for over three decades. St. Vitalian reposed 776.
VITALIAN, (Date Unknown), a Bishop of Capua in Campania. No further information on his life 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”.