Western Saints of the Orthodox Church <br class="clearfix">—<br class="clearfix"> 8th December
BUDOC (BUDEAUX), (Seventh Century), a native of Brittany who was educated at a monastery in Ireland. St. Budoc served as Abbot of Youghal Abbey in County Cork before returning to Brittany where he was consecrated third Bishop of Dol.
EUCHARIUS, while nothing certain is known as his life, St. Eucharius is traditionally counted as the first Bishop of Trier, though there are some sources which make him the second. St. Eucharius is generally said to have flourished in the first century though more recent scholars, including the Bollandists, believe Christian missionaries did not arrive in Trier until after 250.
EUTYCHIAN, a native of Tuscany who was consecrated twenty-seventh Pope of Rome in 275. There are no extant records of his papacy, though legends about Pope St. Eutychian have developed; from having personally buried 324 martyrs to developing the rites for blessing of fields and crops. Pope St. Eutychian reposed in 283, and though in many have called him martyr, there are no primary sources which support this.
GUNTHILD, a nun from Wimborne who, at the request of St. Boniface (5th June), went to Germany to serves as an Abbess in Thuringia. St. Gunthild reposed circa 748.
ROMARIC (ROMARICUS), having received monastic tonsure at Luxeuil, St. Romaric went on, with St. Amatus (13th September), to co-found the double monastery that later came to be called Remiremont (Romarici Mons). He initially served as Prior, with St. Amatus as Abbot. St. Romaric became the second Abbot upon the repose of St. Amatus, serving until he reposed in 653.
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”.