Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-HallWritings on Orthodox Christian theology and related miscellanea.
Western Saints of the Orthodox Church — 21st December
BAUDACARIUS, a monk at Bobbio Abbey where he oversaw the Abbey’s vineyard. St. Baudacarius reposed in 650.
BERNWALD (BEORNWALD), a priest in Bampton, Oxfordshire, England, and most likely founder of the Bampton Minster. He is variously described as ‘confessor’ and ‘Hieromartyr’, though most likely erroneously. It is believed he flourished at some point in the eighth century.
HONORATUS of TOULOUSE, (Third Century), second Bishop of Toulouse.
JOHN and FESTUS, (Date Unknown), martyrs in Tuscany, of whom no further information is extant.
JOHN VINCENT, a native of Ravenna who received monastic tonsure at Saint Michael’s Abbey, which overlooks the village of Chiusa di San Michele in the Piedmont. Later he was a hermit on Monte Caprario in present-day Rocchetta e Croce in Campania. Although St. John Vincent is generally listed as having been a bishop in martyrologies, no See is ever identified. St. John Vincent reposed in 1012.
SEVERINUS, a Bishop of Trier, who is said to have reposed circa 300, though there are no details of his life 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”.