Western Saints of the Orthodox Church <br class="clearfix">—<br class="clearfix"> 27th June
CLEMENT of CÓRDOBA, a martyr circa 298 in Córdoba (southern Spain) during the Diocletianic Persecution. St. Clement was most likely a member of the group led by St. Zoilus of Córdoba (vide infra).
DEODATUS of NOLA, a deacon to St. Paulinus of Nola (22nd June), then Archpriest of Nola (a suburb of Naples, Italy), and lastly successor of St. Paulinus to the See of Nola. St. Deodatus reposed in 473. His feast day is variously listed as either the 26th or 27th of June.
DESIDERATUS of GOURDON, a priest and anchorite in Gourdon 35 km/22 mi south-west of Chalon-sur-Saône in present-day Burgundy, France. St. Desideratus reposed circa 569.
JOHN of CHINON (TOURS), possibly a native of the British Isles, St. John was a sixth century anchorite in Chinon in the Diocese of Tours in the west of France. He was the spiritual father of Queen St. Radegunde of France (13th August), and known for his wonderworking.
ZOILUS and COMPANIONS of CÓRDOBA, St. Zoilus, a youth, and 19 others, martyred circa 301 in Córdoba (southern Spain), during the Diocletianic Persecution. His relics were translated to León (north-western Spain) in the late 11th century, and enshrined in a monastery there which was renamed San Zoilo de Carrión (St. Zoilo of Carrión).
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”.