I was curious why orthodoxy do not venerate Saint Comgall as a saint. ?He was around 500 AD so still pre-schism and a major influence in Irish Christianity.
Commemorated by the Russian Orthodox Church but probably known only to converts, especially Irish convertshttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/3806
Here is his troparion. It was composed in the 1970s by Archimandrite David of Glastonbury. Fr David composed dozens of troparia for Irish and English Saints, at the request of Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of London (Moscow Patriarchate.) Metropolitan Anthony approved their use thoughout the British Russian Diocese. They are published in 12 monthly booklets. Now they are used through the entire Russian Church (at least by those who have an interest in these Saints.)
10 May ~ Troparion of St Comgall tone 4
O Comgall, Father of Monks, / thou didst train four thousand monastics./
Thou didst kindle Christ's fire in Bangor/ and thy cell was aglow in the
pagan darkness./ O friend of Saint Colum Cille,/ thou radiancy of
Ireland and Scotland; we praise God Who hath glorified thee.Russian Church Institutes Feastday of All Saints of Britain and Ireland
(in English) http://www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11842406(in
(in Russian) http://www.interfax.ru/r/B/politics/2.html?id_issue=11842306
Moscow, August 21, 2007, Interfax - The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church instituted a holiday to honour Christians who lived on the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and were canonized before the 1054 schism that divided Christendom into the Western Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
The holiday will be an annual event observed on the third Sunday after Pentecost in the Julian Calendar...
All Saints of Britain and Ireland pray to God for us.The rest of the article is in the url Irish Hermit has provided. Edited to be OK with the new board policy. mike