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A '''patron saint''' is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person. Since early christian era till modern world has been recorded a vast number of patron saints.
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A '''patron saint''' is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person. Since the time of the early Christians up to the present, a vast number of patron [[saint]]s have been recorded.
  
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The following is a list of saints who are often called upon for special purposes.
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==Against demons and witchcraft==
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* Ss. Cyprian & Justina ([[October 2]])
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* St. Mitrophan of Voronezh  ([[November 23]], [[August 7]])
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* St. [[Theodore the Sykeote]] ([[April 22]])
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==Against drinking==
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* Holy Martyr [[Boniface]] & the Righteous Aglais ([[June 5]])
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==Against the plague==
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* St. Bessarion of the Saviour, Archbishop of Larissa ([[September 15]])
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* St. [[Haralambos]] ([[February 10]])
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* St. [[Marina of Antioch|Marina the Great Martyr]] ([[July 17]])
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==Delivery from sudden death==
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* St. [[Barbara of Heliopolis|Barbara the Great Martyr]] ([[December 4]])
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==For a good end to one's life==
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* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] ([[November 8]])
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* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople ([[August 11]])
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==For animals and livestock==
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* Holy Martyr [[Mamas of Caesarea|Mamas]] ([[September 2]])
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* Ss. Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Meleusippus: horses ([[January 16]])
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* St. [[George the Trophy-bearer|George]]: cattle & herds ([[April 23]])
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* St. Modestus of Jerusalem ([[December 18]])
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* St. Parthenius of Radovizlios: cattle ([[July 21]])
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* St. Tryphon: geese ([[February 1]])
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==For captives and court cases==
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* St. [[George the Trophy-bearer|George the Great Martyr]] (April 23)
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* St. Onouphrios the Great ([[June 12]])
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* St. [[Peter the Athonite|Peter of Athos]] (June 12)
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* St. [[Simeon the God-receiver|Simeon the God-Receiver]] ([[February 3]])
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==For care and protection of infants==
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* St. [[Stylianos of Paphlagonia|Stylianos]] ([[November 26]])
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==For chastity and help in carnal warfare==
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* Holy Martyr Ignatios of Athos ([[October 8]])
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* Holy Martyr Theodore the Byzantine ([[February 17]])
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* St. Anysia the Virgin Martyr ([[December 30]])
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* St. Basil of Mangazea ([[March 23]])
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* St. [[Demetrios of Thessaloniki|Demetrios the Great Martyr]] ([[October 26]])
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* St. [[John the Forerunner]] ([[August 29]])
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* St. John the Much-Suffering  ([[July 18]])
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* St. Joseph the All-Comely (the Patriarch; [[Holy Week|Holy Monday]])
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* St. Martinian ([[February 13]])
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* St. [[Mary of Egypt]] ([[April 1]] and the [[Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt]])
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* St. Moses the Hungarian ([[July 26]])
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* St. [[Susanna]] ([[Old Testament]]; [[December 17]])
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* St. [[Thomais of Alexandria|Thomais]] ([[April 13]] or [[April 14|14]])
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==For children==
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* St. [[Nicholas of Myra]] ([[December 6]])
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==For church chanting ==
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* Ss. Leonty and Geronty, Canonarchs of [[Kievo-Pechersk]] ([[July 18]] and April 1)
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* St. John Koukouzelis ([[October 1]])
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* St. [[Romanos the Melodist]] (October 1)
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* St. Theodosius of Chernigov ([[February 5]])
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==For cobblers==
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* St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia (<!-- also "Eustace of Mtskheta" --->[[July 29]])
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==For ears==
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* St. [[Spyridon of Trimythous|Spyridon the Wonderworker]] ([[December 12]])
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==For eyes==
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* St. [[Lucy of Syracuse|Lucia of Sicily]] ([[December 13]])
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* St. [[Paraskevi]] ([[July 26]])
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==For finding employment==
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* St. [[Xenia of St. Petersburg]] ([[January 24]])
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==For finding things==
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* St. [[Menas]] the Great Martyr of Egypt ([[November 11]])
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* St. [[Phanourios]] the Great Martyr ([[August 27]])
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==For guilelessness and simplicity==
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* Holy [[Apostle Nathaniel]] ([[April 22]])
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* St. Paul the Simple ([[March 7]])
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==For headaches==
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* Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna ([[April 10]])
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==For help against quick-temper and despondency ==
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* St. [[Tikhon of Zadonsk]] ([[August 13]])
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==For help in distress or poverty==
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* St. [[John of Kronstadt]] ([[December 20]])
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* St. [[John the Merciful|John the Almsgiver of Alexandria]] ([[November 12]])
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* St. [[Martin of Tours]], the Merciful (November 12)
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* St. [[Nicholas of Myra|Nicholas the Wonderworker]] (December 6)
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==For help in studies==
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* St. [[John of Kronstadt]] (December 20)
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* St. [[Justin Martyr|Justin the Philosopher]] ([[June 1]])
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* St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk ([[October 27]])
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* St. [[Sergius of Radonezh]] ([[September 25]])
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* [[Three Holy Hierarchs|Three Hierarchs]]: St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian ([[January 30]])
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==For hernias and intestinal disorders ==
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* Holy Great Martyr Artemius of Antioch ([[October 20]])
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* St. [[Artemius of Verkola]] ([[June 23]] and October 20)
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==For [[iconographers]]==
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* St. Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk ([[August 17]])
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* St. [[Apostle Luke|Luke the Apostle]] and Evangelist ([[October 18]])
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* St. [[John of Damascus]] ([[December 4]])
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==For marital difficulties==
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* Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria, and Habib ([[November 15]])
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* Ss. Peter and Febronia of Muron: also for newlyweds ([[June 25]])
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==For meeting a difficult situation==
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* Holy [[Archangel Raphael]] ([[November 8]])
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* Ss. [[Cosmas and Damian (Arabia)|Cosmas and Damian]] and their brothers Anthimus, Leontius, and Evropius of Arabia ([[October 17]])
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* Ss. [[Cosmas and Damian (Asia Minor)|Cosmas and Damian]] and their mother Theodoti of Asia Minor ([[November 1]])
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* Ss. [[Cosmas and Damian (Rome)|Cosmas and Damian of Rome]] ([[July 1]])
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* Ss. Cyrus and John of Alexandria ([[January 31]])
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* Ss. [[Panteleimon]] and Hermolaus ([[July 27]] and [[July 26]])
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* St. [[Anicetus and Photius|Anicetus]] ([[August 12]])
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* St. [[David]] the Prophet, Psalmist, and King ([[Sunday of the Forefathers]] and the Sunday following the [[Nativity]])
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* St. Diomedes the Healer ([[August 16]])
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* St. John of Kronstadt (December 20)
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* St. Julian the Martyr ([[June 21]])
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* St. Mocius ([[May 11]])
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* St. [[Nectarios of Aegina]] ([[november 9]])
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* St. Thallelaus ([[Church of Armenia|Armenian saint]])
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* St. Zoticos the Orphan-Keeper ([[December 30]] or [[December 31|31]])
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* The [[Holy Unmercenaries]] and Healers
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==For mental disorders==
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* St. Anastasia ([[October 12]])
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* St. [[Gerasimos of Cephalonia]]: the possessed ([[August 16]])
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* St. Naum of Ochrid ([[June 20]])
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==For patient endurance of affliction==
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* Holy [[Forty Martyrs of Sebaste|Forty Martyrs of Sebastia]]: especially in freezing cold weather
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* Holy [[42 Martyrs of Amorium|Forty-Two Martyrs of Amorion]]
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* Righteous [[Job the Long-suffering|Job the Much-Suffering]] ([[May 6]])
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* St. Eustathius Placidas & Family ([[September 20]])
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* St. Pimen the Much-Suffering of Kievo-Pechersk ([[August 7]])
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==For perfumers==
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* St. Abo the Perfumer of Georgia ([[January 8]])
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==For physicians==
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* St. [[Panteleimon]] (July 27)
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* The Holy Unmercenaries
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* St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk ([[June 1]])
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==For protection against thieves==
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* St. [[Gregory the Wonderworker]] of Kievo-Pechersk ([[January 8]])
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==For protection of crops from pests ==
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* St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic ([[October 20]])
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* St. Michael of Synnada ([[May 23]])
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==For protection of gardens against pests==
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* Holy Great Martyr Tryphon: also for hunters and Patron of Moscow ([[February 1]])
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==For safe childbirth==
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* St. Eleutherios ([[August 4]] and [[December 15]])
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==For soldiers==
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* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] ([[November 8]])
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* St. Barbara the Great Martyr ([[December 4]])
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* St. [[George the Trophy-bearer |George]] the Great Martyr
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* St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk ([[February 27]])
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==For spiritual help, consolation, and compunction==
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* St [[Alexios the Man of God]]  ([[March 17]])
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* St [[Ephraim the Syrian]]  ([[January 28]])
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* St [[Seraphim of Sarov]] ([[January 2]])
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==For stone-workers==
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* Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus ([[August 18]])
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==For teeth==
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* St. Antipas of Pergamum ([[April 11]])
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==For the kitchen and home==
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* Ss. Spyridon and Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk: [[Prosphora]] making ([[October 31]])
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* St. Euphrosynos the Cook ([[September 11]])
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* St. Juliana Lazarevskaya ([[January 2]])
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* St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk ([[February 10]])
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* St. [[Sergius of Radonezh]]: for baking (September 25)
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==For the throat==
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* St. [[Blaise of Sebaste]] ([[February 11]])
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==For trading==
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* St. Paraskevi (July 26)
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==For travelers==
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* St. [[John the Russian]]: for transport, auto, buses ([[May 27]])
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* St. Nicholas: in general, and specifically for sea travel (December 6)
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* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea ([[August 11]])
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==For workers in hospitals==
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* Holy [[Unmercenary|Unmercenaries]]
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* St. Dositheus, Disciple of Abba Dorotheus ([[February 19]])
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==For young people==
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* Holy Great Martyr Demetrios the Wonderworker (October 26)
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==To have a child==
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* St. [[Joachim and Anna|Anna]], Mother of the Theotokos ([[September 9]])
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* St. [[Elizabeth]], Mother of the Forerunner ([[September 5]])
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* St. [[Irene Chrysovalantou|Irene]] of Chrysovolantou ([[July 28]])
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* St. [[Sabbas the Sanctified]] of Palestine ([[December 5]])
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* St. [[Simeon the Myrrh-flowing|Symeon the Myrrh-streamer]], father of St. Savva of Serbia ([[February 13]])
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==Source==
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*[http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/inhome/pray2sts.htm Saints Called upon for Special Purposes]
  
 
==See also==
 
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A patron saint is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person. Since the time of the early Christians up to the present, a vast number of patron saints have been recorded.


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The following is a list of saints who are often called upon for special purposes.

Contents

Against demons and witchcraft

Against drinking

Against the plague

Delivery from sudden death

For a good end to one's life

For animals and livestock

For captives and court cases

For care and protection of infants

For chastity and help in carnal warfare

For children

For church chanting

For cobblers

  • St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia (July 29)

For ears

For eyes

For finding employment

For finding things

For guilelessness and simplicity

For headaches

  • Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna (April 10)

For help against quick-temper and despondency

For help in distress or poverty

For help in studies

For hernias and intestinal disorders

For iconographers

For marital difficulties

  • Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria, and Habib (November 15)
  • Ss. Peter and Febronia of Muron: also for newlyweds (June 25)

For meeting a difficult situation

For mental disorders

For patient endurance of affliction

For perfumers

  • St. Abo the Perfumer of Georgia (January 8)

For physicians

  • St. Panteleimon (July 27)
  • The Holy Unmercenaries
  • St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk (June 1)

For protection against thieves

For protection of crops from pests

For protection of gardens against pests

  • Holy Great Martyr Tryphon: also for hunters and Patron of Moscow (February 1)

For safe childbirth

For soldiers

For spiritual help, consolation, and compunction

For stone-workers

For teeth

For the kitchen and home

For the throat

For trading

  • St. Paraskevi (July 26)

For travelers

  • St. John the Russian: for transport, auto, buses (May 27)
  • St. Nicholas: in general, and specifically for sea travel (December 6)
  • St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea (August 11)

For workers in hospitals

For young people

  • Holy Great Martyr Demetrios the Wonderworker (October 26)

To have a child

Source

See also

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