Western Saints of the Orthodox Church
BEREGISUS, a priest and confessor of Pepin II of Herstal, Duke and Prince of the Franks. Pepin assisted St. Beregisus in founding the Abbey of Andage, later known as the Abbey of Saint-Hubert, in present-day Saint-Hubert, Belgium. St. Beregisus may have served as the first Abbot of Andage, and reposed circa 725.
LEODEGARIUS (LEGER), brother of St. Gerinus (25th August). Shortly after being ordained to the priesthood, St. Leodegarius received monastic tonsure at the Abbey of St. Maxentius, and was soon made Abbot. Elevated to the Episcopacy as Bishop of Autun, St. Leodegarius worked on reforming his diocese and led the Council of Autun (circa 670). His opposition to the tyrant Ebroin, struggles for control over succession in the Merovingian dynasty, led Ebroin to arrest St. Leodegarius, have him subjected to severe torture, and finally murdered in 678.
LEUDOMER (LOMER), a Bishop of Chartres who reposed circa 585, no further information on this saint is extant.
URSICINUS seventeenth Bishop of Chur, in present-day Switzerland, from 754 until his repose in 760.
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”.