If you are interested in the history of Christianity, you may be interested in reading about the Orthodox Saints of the British Isles. These saints range from devout monks to powerful kings, and all have made significant contributions to the development of Christianity in the British Isles and throughout the western world.
St. David was a monk
David was an important Orthodox saint and a bishop of the British Isles. His ordination was the first in Britain, and he was raised to the position of archbishop by the Patriarch of Jerusalem. He traveled throughout the British Isles with Sts. Teilio and Paternus, and he is venerated in many parts of Britain and Ireland.
His monastic lifestyle was very strict, and he often had to endure hard physical labor. His monks ate only vegetables and bread, and drank only water. Many legends abound about St. David, and one of them tells how he became the patron saint of Wales and the leek. He told his people to wear leeks in their hats, and the leek was a traditional Welsh symbol.
St. Cuthbert the Wonderworker
As one of the first monks, Cuthbert was a fervent follower of the Lord, and he lived in extreme poverty. Yet, his asceticism was complemented by his pastoral activity. He helped the poor and needy, and he did so with great love and affection. In addition, he was a man of many talents, including the ability to heal the sick. As a bishop, he also demonstrated great love and care for people. His compassion and care for others won him the title of “Wonderworker of Britain.”
A compendium of the Orthodox saints of the British Isles has just been published, providing an overview of the lives of more than 200 of them. These saints are important figures in the development of the Church and are intrinsic to the history of the British Isles and the Western world.
St. Jules Ferrette was consecrated bishop of Iona
During the nineteenth century, St. Jules Ferrette was a Frenchman who was ordained a Roman Catholic priest. He later became the first Bishop of Iona and the founder of the Catholic Apostolic Church of the West, also known as the British Orthodox Church. As a priest, Jules Ferrette travelled throughout Europe, and even visited China and India.
Ferrette was born in Epinal, France. His parents were Protestants. During his early years, he read the works of the Eastern Fathers and Anglican divines. This led him to conclude that most of the divisions within Christendom were unnecessary. He then joined the Dominican Order, where he received the religious name Raymond. He then went on to study theology and philosophy in Rome. In 1855, he was ordained a priest.
St. David was a priest
The Orthodox Church of the British Isles has many icons of Saint David and his life. His Cathedral is located in the rugged Gower peninsula in Menevia, on the western tip of Britain. Visitors to the cathedral can view his relics and the cathedral’s unusually uneven floor. Also near Saint David’s Cathedral is Saint Non’s Well and Chapel, which overlooks the rugged coastline. It is said to be the birthplace of Saint David.
David was born about 520 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. According to a Welsh scholar named Rhygyfarch, David was born to a Welsh noble couple named Sant and Non. Rhygyfarch wrote a biography of St. David in the 11th century.