Life of St. Theodore of Canterbury
St. Theodore, (602-690), the Greek Archbishop of Canterbury, learned the English language when in his Sixties, and was consecrated bishop and sent to England where he made a visitation of the entire country and set up the Dioceses as they are to this very day.
In 673 he summoned and presided over the first important synod of the whole English Church and at Hertford in 680, held another great synod where a declaration of Orthodoxy was drawn up and forwarded to the Pope. He was the first bishop to unify the English Church and was a great scholar.
His feast day is September 19/October 2.
The Life and Times of Saint Theodore of Tarsus: First Greek Archbishop of Canterbury Video of a talk given by Fr. David Belden on Sunday, December 1, 2013 (NS) at St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Toronto