Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church

22nd July


22nd July

DABIUS (DAVIUS), (Date Uncertain), according to Butler St. Dabius was an Irish priest who worked in Scotland, where there are several churches dedicated to him. It is possible he is the same saint as St. Movean (vide infra), a disciple of St. Patrick (17th March).

MENELEUS (MENELE, MAUVIER), a monk at Carméry in Auvergne. St. Meneleus is also credited as the restorer of the Abbey of Meant in present-day Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. St. Meneleus reposed circa 720.

MOVEAN (BITEUS), (Date Uncertain), a disciple of St. Patrick (17th March) and Abbot of Inis-Coosery, Co. Down, Ireland. He later went to Scotland where he lived as a hermit in Perthshire. It is possible he is the same saint as St. Dabius (vide supra).

PANCHARIUS, an early Bishop of Besançon who had to contend with persecution by the Arian Emperor Constantius. St. Pancharius reposed circa 356.

WANDRILLE (WANDREGISILUS, VANDRILLE), a courtier in the Merovingian Court of Dagobert I, who, following a pilgrimage to Rome, left the world to live as a monk. After a period of time, during which he was ordained to the priesthood, St. Wandrille founded, and served as the first Abbot of, the Abbey of St. Peter (later St. Wandrille) in Fontenelle, Normandy. St. Wandrille reposed 668.

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.