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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church — 2nd January

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2nd January

ADALARD, grandson of Charles Martel and first cousin of Charlemagne, St. Adalard grew up in the royal court, but abandoned it all to receive monastic tonsure at Corbie Abbey in Picardy. He was exiled by Charlemagne’s successor, but was recalled after a while. St. Adalard later helped found Corvey Abbey in Saxony. St. Adalard reposed in A.D. 827.

ASPASIUS, a Bishop of Auch, who took part in the Councils of Orléans (A.D. 533, 541 and 549), as well as holding a Council in Auch in A.D. 551. He reposed circa A.D. 560.

BLIDULF (BLADULF), a disciple of St. Columbanus (23rd November) and monk at Bobbio Abbey in Emilia-Romagna, who was killed on orders of the Arian Lombard king Arioald, for denouncing the Arian heresy.

MARTINIAN (MARTINIANUS), consecrated the sixteenth Bishop of Milan in A.D. 423, St. Martinian served that See until his repose in A.D. 435. Whilst Bishop, he was a participant in the Third Œcumenical Council, and fought against the heresy of Nestorianism.

MARTYRS of SIRMIUM, (Thirsd or Fourth Century), a group of Christians martyred at Sirmium, Pannonia (present-day Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). The only extant specifics of the group and its martyrdom is limited to the names of seven of them: Artaxus, Acutus, Eugenda, Maximianus, Timothy, Tobias, and Vitus.

MUNCHIN, (Seventh Century ?), Mainchín mac Setnai (anglicised to Munchin) is believed to have been the first Bishop of Limerick, Ireland, though this is debated. He is also the patron saint of Limerick, along with St. Ita (15th January).

MARTYRS of ROME, a large group of martyrs who suffered in Rome under Diocletian for refusing to give up the Holy Scriptures circa A.D. 303.

VINCENTIAN (VIANCE, VIANTS), a disciple of St. Meneleus (22nd July), who became a hermit near Tulle in Auvergne, reposing circa A.D. 730.

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