Western Saints of the Orthodox Church <br class="clearfix">—<br class="clearfix"> 4th October
AUREA of PARIS, a native of Syria, St. Aurea was appointed the first Abbess of the Abbey of St. Martial (Abbaye Saint-Martial) in Paris, by its founder St. Eligius of Noyon (1st December). St. Aurea led the abbey for thirty-three years, before she and 160 nuns of her community reposed of the plague in 666.
PETRONIUS of BOLOGNA, the son of a Prætorian Prefect. Following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, St. Petronius was ordained to the priesthood. He was consecrated eighth Bishop of Bologna in 431 and served that See until his repose in 450. While Bishop, St. Petronius built the Basilica di Santo Stefano. He is also patron saint of Bologna.
QUINTIUS (QUENTIN) of TOURS, a devout Christian and courtier at the court of a Frankish king. When he rebuffed the queen’s advances, explaining that his faith prohibited adultery, she had St. Quintius murdered at near Montresor (west-central France), circa 570.
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”.