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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church

8th October

by Sep 13, 2018

8th October

AMOR (AMOUR) of AQUITAINE, (Ninth Century), a native of Aquitaine who lived as a hermit in Maastricht in present-day Netherlands.

BADILO, a monk who led the re-establishment of Vézelay Abbey in Burgundy, and later served as Abbot of Leuze in Hainault near Mons in present-day Belgium. St. Badilo reposed circa 870.

BENEDICTA, (Date Unknown), a virgin-martyr in Laon in Picardy, of whom no reliable information is extant.

EVODIUS, the sixteenth Bishop of Rouen from circa 542 until his repose circa 550.

GRATUS, the thirteenth Bishop of Châlons-sur-Saône in Burgundy, he reposed circa 652.

KEYNA (KEYNE, CEINWEN), (Fifth Century), St. Keyna was a daughter of King St. Brychan of Brycheiniog (6th April) and lived as an anchoress at what is now Keynsham, Somerset, England, which is believed by many to have been named after her. Towards the end of her life she returned to her native Wales where she reposed.

PALATIAS and LAURENTIA, SS. Palatias and Laurentia were martyred in 302 at Fermo near Ancona during the Diocletianic Persecution. St. Laurentia was either a servant or slave of St. Palatias, and had converted her mistress to Christianity.

PETER of SEVILLE, (Date Unknown), a martyr venerated in Seville. Many legends surround this saint, though none are reliable.

TRIDUNA (TREDWALL, TRALLEN), (Fourth Century), According to the Aberdeen Breviary St. Triduna was a Christian maiden from Colossæ in Asia Minor who accompanied St. Regulus (17th October) when he brought the relics of St. Andrew to Scotland in the fourth century She is said to have settled in Rescobie near Forfar in Angus. She spent her later years in Restalrig, Lothian, Scotland where she reposed and was buried.

YWI (IWI), St. Ywi was a monk and later hermit at Lindisfarne, where he was ordained to the Deaconate by St. Cuthbert (20th March). St. Ywi reposed circa 690 and was initially buried at Lindisfarne, though his relics were later translated to Wilton Abbey, Wiltshire.

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.