Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church

20th September


20th September

CANDIDA, according to the Roman Martyrology, St. Candida was martyred in Carthage under Emperor Diocletian’s co-emperor Maximian (late third century). However, according to the Bollandists, there is a compelling basis for doubting the veracity of the primary source documents upon which the date of her martyrdom is predicated upon.

EUSEBIA, Abbess of Saint-Cyr in Marseilles. St. Eusebia, along with roughly forty nuns, was martyred by the Saracens. There are various years recorded for the martyrdom ranging from the sixth century to ninth century

EUSTACE, THEOPISTES, AGAPITUS, and THEOPISTUS, according to tradition SS. Eustace, an officer; Theopistes, his wife; and their sons Agapitus and Theopistus were a Roman family of some distinction, who were put to death as Christians during the persecutions during the reign of Hadrian (circa 118).

GLYCERIUS, seventeenth Archbishop of Milan from 436 until his repose circa 438. Very little is known of the life of St. Glycerius, he was a deacon in Milan before his election as Archbishop and possibly a tutor of the Western Roman Emperor, Valentinian III.

VINCENT MADELGAIRE (MADELGARUS), St. Vincent Madelgaire was the husband of St. Waldetrudis (9th April), with whom he had four children, all of whom became saints: Landericus (10th June), Dentlin (16th March), Madalberta (7th September), and Aldetrudis (25th February). Around the year 653, they mutually decided to enter monasteries, with St. Vincent Madelgaire receiving tonsure at Hautmont Abbey, of which he was the founder, taking the name Vincent. He later served as Abbot of Hautmont, and circa 670 St. Vincent Madelgaire founded a monastery on his estate at Soignies where he reposed in 677.

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”.

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