Dr. John (Ellsworth) Hutchison-Hall

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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church

25th December

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25th December

ADALSINDIS, a nun at the double monastery Marchiennes Abbey (Abbaye Sainte-Rictrude et Saint-Pierre de Marchiennes) where her sister St. Eusebia (16th March) was Abbess. St. Adalsindis was a daughter of SS. Adalbald (2nd February) and Rictrudis (12th May), St. Adalsindis reposed circa 715.

Icon of St. Anastasia of Sirmium

Icon of St. Anastasia of Sirmium

ALBURGH (ALBURGA), a sister of King Egbert of Wessex in England, who was married to Wulstan of Wiltshire, a noble in her brother’s Court. Whilst still married St. Alburgh founded a monastery in Wilton near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, at which she received monastic tonsure following the death of her husband in 802. St. Alburgh, lived as a monastic until her repose circa 810.

ANASTASIA, very little is known for sure about the life of St. Anastasia, the myriad of legends notwithstanding. She is believed to have been a disciple of St. Chrysogonus (24th November) and known to have been a daughter of St. Fausta of Sirmium (19th December), and was martyred by being burnt to death at Sirmium in Dalmatia circa 304, during the Diocletianic Persecution.

Troparion of St. Anastasia
Tone IV

Your lamb Anastasia, calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice

I love You, my Bridegroom, and in seeking You I endure suffering.

In baptism, I was crucified so that I might reign in You, and I died so that I might live with You.

Accept me as a pure sacrifice,

for I have offered myself in love."

Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion of St. Anastasia
Tone II

Those in temptations and afflictions hasten to your temple

And are restored by the grace that dwells in you,

For you ever pour forth healings for all the world,

O great Martyr Anastasia!

Troparion of St. Anastasia
Tone V

As a martyr, you emulated the deeds of the martyrs,

To whom you ministered,

And, striving valiantly, you overcame the enemy.

You are an abundant and overflowing source of grace

For all who come to you, O godly-minded Anastasia!




Icon of St. Eugenia of Rome

Icon of St. Eugenia of Rome

EUGENIA, a Roman noblewoman who was converted to Christianity by her servants SS. Protus and Hyacinth (11th September). She was martyred (circa 258) soon after her servants during the Valerian Persecution. St. Eugenia was later lauded in the poetry of SS. Avitus of Vienne (5th February), Aldhelm (25th May), and Venantius Fortunatus (14th December).



Troparion of Nun-Martyr Eugenia of Rome — Tone IV

Your lamb Eugenia, O Jesus,

Calls out to You in a loud voice:

I love You, O my bridegroom,

And in seeking You, I endure suffering.

In Baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You,

And died so that I might live with You.

Accept me as a pure sacrifice,

For I have offered myself in love.

By her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

Kontakion of Nun-Martyr Eugenia of Rome — Tone IV

You left the passing glory of the world to follow Christ,

Keeping spotless the brilliance of your soul,

O inspired Martyr Eugenia, worthy of all praise!

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.