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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.
 
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.
  
List of Saints Called upon in the Orthodox church for special purposes.
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==Against Demons & Witchcraft==
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The following is a list of saints who are often called upon for special purposes.
* SS. Cyprian & Justina
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* St. Mitrophan of Voronezh
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* St. Theodore Sykeote
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==Against Drinking==
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==Against demons and witchcraft==  
* Holy Martyr Boniface & the Righteous Aglais
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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]])
  
==Against the Plague==  
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==Against drinking==
* St. Bessarion of the Saviour, Archbishop of Larissa
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* Holy Martyr [[Boniface]] & the Righteous Aglais ([[June 5]])
* St. Haralambos
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* St. Marina the Great Martyr
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==Delivery from Sudden Death==
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==Against the plague==  
* St Barbara the Great Martyr  
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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]])
  
==For a Good End to One's Life==
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==Delivery from sudden death==
* Holy [[Archangel Michael]]
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* St. [[Barbara of Heliopolis|Barbara the Great Martyr]] ([[December 4]])
* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople
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==For Animals & Livestock==  
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==For a good end to one's life==
* Holy Martyr Mamas
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* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] ([[November 8]])
* SS. Spevsippus, Elesippus & Melevsippus: horses
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* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople ([[August 11]])
* St. George: cattle & herds
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* St. Modestus of Jerusalem
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* St. Parthenius of Radovysdius: cattle
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* St. Tryphon: geese
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==For Captives and Court Cases ==
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==For animals and livestock==  
* St. George the Great Martyr
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* Holy Martyr [[Mamas of Caesarea|Mamas]] ([[September 2]])
* St. Onouphrios the Great
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* Ss. Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Meleusippus: horses ([[January 16]])
* St. Peter of Athos
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* St. [[George the Trophy-bearer|George]]: cattle & herds ([[April 23]])
* St. Simeon the God-Receiver
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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]])
  
==For Care & Protection of Infants==
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==For captives and court cases==
* St Stylianos
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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]])
  
==For Chastity & Help in Carnal Warfare==  
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==For care and protection of infants==
* Holy Martyr Ignatios of Athos
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* St. [[Stylianos of Paphlagonia|Stylianos]] ([[November 26]])
* Holy Martyr Theodore the Byzantine
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* St. Anysia the Virgin Martyr
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* St. Basil of Mangazea
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* St. Demetrios the Great Martyr
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* St. John the Forerunner
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* St. John the Much-Suffering
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* St. Joseph the All-Comely
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* St. Martinian
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* St. Mary of Egypt
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* St. Moses the Hungarian
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* St. Susanna [Old Testament]  
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* St. Thomais
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==For Church-Chanting ==
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==For chastity and help in carnal warfare==  
* SS. Leonty & Geronty, Canonarchs of Kievo-Pechersk
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* Holy Martyr Ignatios of Athos ([[October 8]])
* St. John Koukouzelis
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* Holy Martyr Theodore the Byzantine ([[February 17]])
* St. Romanos the Melodist
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* St. Anysia the Virgin Martyr ([[December 30]])
* St. Theodosius of Chernigov
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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]])
  
==For Cobblers==
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==For children==
* St Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia
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* St. [[Nicholas of Myra]] ([[December 6]])
  
==For Ears==  
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==For church chanting ==
* St Spyridon the Wonderworker
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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]])
  
==For Eyes==  
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==For cobblers==
* St Lucia of Sicily
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* St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia (<!-- also "Eustace of Mtskheta" --->[[July 29]])
* St Paraskevi
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==For Finding Employment==
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==For ears==  
* St. Xenia of St. Petersburg
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* St. [[Spyridon of Trimythous|Spyridon the Wonderworker]] ([[December 12]])
  
==For Finding Things==
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==For eyes==  
* St Menas the Great Martyr of Egypt
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* St. [[Lucy of Syracuse|Lucia of Sicily]] ([[December 13]])
* St [[Phanourios]] the Great Martyr
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* St. [[Paraskevi]] ([[July 26]])
  
==For Guilelessness & Simplicity==  
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==For finding employment==
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* St. [[Xenia of St. Petersburg]] ([[January 24]])
  
* Holy Apostle Nathaniel
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==For finding things==
* St. Paul the Simple
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* St. [[Menas]] the Great Martyr of Egypt ([[November 11]])
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* St. [[Phanourios]] the Great Martyr ([[August 27]])
  
==For Headaches==  
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==For guilelessness and simplicity==  
* Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna
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* Holy [[Apostle Nathaniel]] ([[April 22]])
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* St. Paul the Simple ([[March 7]])
  
==For Help Against Quick-Temper & Despondency ==
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==For headaches==  
* St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
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* Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna ([[April 10]])
  
==For Help in Distress, Poverty, Etc. ==
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==For help against quick-temper and despondency ==
* St. John of Kronstadt
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* St. [[Tikhon of Zadonsk]] ([[August 13]])
* St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria
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* St. Martin of Tours, the Merciful
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* St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
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==For Help in Studies==  
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==For help in distress or poverty==
* St. John of Kronstadt  
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* St. [[John of Kronstadt]] ([[December 20]])
* St. Justin the Philosopher
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* St. [[John the Merciful|John the Almsgiver of Alexandria]] ([[November 12]])
* St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk
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* St. [[Martin of Tours]], the Merciful (November 12)
* St. Sergius of Radonezh
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* St. [[Nicholas of Myra|Nicholas the Wonderworker]] (December 6)
*Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian
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==For Hernias & Intestinal Disorders ==
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==For help in studies==  
* Holy Great Martyr Artemius
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* St. [[John of Kronstadt]] (December 20)
* St Artemius of Verkola
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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]])
  
==For [[Iconographers]]==
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==For hernias and intestinal disorders ==
* St Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk
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* Holy Great Martyr Artemius of Antioch ([[October 20]])
* St [[Apostle Luke|Luke the Apostle]] and Evangelist
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* St. [[Artemius of Verkola]] ([[June 23]] and October 20)
* St John of Damascus
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==For Marital Difficulties==
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==For [[iconographers]]==
* Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria & Habib
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* St. Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk ([[August 17]])
* SS Peter & Febronia of Muron (also for newlyweds)  
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* St. [[Apostle Luke|Luke the Apostle]] and Evangelist ([[October 18]])
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* St. [[John of Damascus]] ([[December 4]])
  
==For Meeting a Difficult Situation, an Interview, Etc. ==
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==For marital difficulties==
* Holy Archangel Raphael
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* Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria, and Habib ([[November 15]])
* SS. Cosmas & Damian & their brothers Anthimus, Leontius & Evropius of Arabia
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* Ss. Peter and Febronia of Muron: also for newlyweds ([[June 25]])
* SS. Cosmas & Damian & their mother Thodoti of Asia Minor
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* SS. Cosmas & Damian of Rome
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* SS. Cyrus & John of Alexandria
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* SS. Panteleimon & Hermolaus
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* St. Anicetus
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* St. David the Prophet, Psalmist & King
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* St. Diomedes the Healer
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* St. John of Kronstadt
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* St. Julian the Martyr
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* St. Mocius
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* St. Nectarios of Aegina
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* St. Thallelaus
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* St. Zotious the Orphan-Keeper
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* The Holy Unmercenaries & Healers
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==For Mental Disorders==  
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==For meeting a difficult situation==
* St. Anastasia
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* Holy [[Archangel Raphael]] ([[November 8]])
* St. Gerasimos of Cephalonia: the possessed
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* Ss. [[Cosmas and Damian (Arabia)|Cosmas and Damian]] and their brothers Anthimus, Leontius, and Evropius of Arabia ([[October 17]])
* St. Naum of Ochrid
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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
  
==For Patient Endurance of Affliction==
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==For mental disorders==  
* Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia: especially in freezing cold weather
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* St. Anastasia ([[October 12]])
* Holy Forty-Two Martyrs of Amorion
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* St. [[Gerasimos of Cephalonia]]: the possessed ([[August 16]])
* Righteous Job the Much-Suffering
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* St. Naum of Ochrid ([[June 20]])
* St. Eustathius Placidas & Family
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* St. Pimen the Much-Suffering of Kievo-Pechersk
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==For Perfumers==
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==For patient endurance of affliction==
* St Abo the Perfumer of Georgia
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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]])
  
==For Physicians==
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==For perfumers==
* St Panteleimon  
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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)
 
* The Holy Unmercenaries  
 
* The Holy Unmercenaries  
* St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk  
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* St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk ([[June 1]])
  
==For Protection Against Thieves==
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==For protection against thieves==
* St. Gregory the Wonderworker of Kievo-Pechersk  
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* St. [[Gregory the Wonderworker]] of Kievo-Pechersk ([[January 8]])
  
==For Protection of Crops from Pests ==
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==For protection of crops from pests ==
* St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic  
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* St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic ([[October 20]])
* St. Michael of Synnada  
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* St. Michael of Synnada ([[May 23]])
  
==For Protection of Gardens Against Pests==  
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==For protection of gardens against pests==  
* Holy Great Martyr Tryphon: also for hunters and Patron of Moscow  
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* Holy Great Martyr Tryphon: also for hunters and Patron of Moscow ([[February 1]])
  
==For Safe Childbirth==
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==For safe childbirth==
* St Eleutherios  
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* St. Eleutherios ([[August 4]] and [[December 15]])
  
==For Soldiers==
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==For soldiers==
* Holy [[Archangel Michael]]  
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* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] ([[November 8]])
* St Barbara the Great Martyr  
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* St. Barbara the Great Martyr ([[December 4]])
* St [[George the Trophybearer|George]] the Great Martyr
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* St. [[George the Trophy-bearer |George]] the Great Martyr
* St Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk  
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* St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk ([[February 27]])
  
==For Spiritual Help, Consolation & Compunction==  
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==For spiritual help, consolation, and compunction==  
* St [[Alexios the Man of God]]
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* St [[Alexios the Man of God]] ([[March 17]])
* St Ephraim the Syrian
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* St [[Ephraim the Syrian]]  ([[January 28]])
* St Seraphim of Sarov  
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* St [[Seraphim of Sarov]] ([[January 2]])
  
==For Stone-workers==
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==For stone-workers==
* Holy Martyrs Florus & Laurus  
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* Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus ([[August 18]])
  
==For Teeth ==
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==For teeth==
* St Antipas of Pergamum  
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* St. Antipas of Pergamum ([[April 11]])
  
==For the Kitchen, Home==  
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==For the kitchen and home==  
* SS Spyridon & Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk*: Prosphora making  
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* Ss. Spyridon and Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk: [[Prosphora]] making ([[October 31]])
* St Euphrosynos the Cook  
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* St. Euphrosynos the Cook ([[September 11]])
* St Juliana Lazarevskaya  
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* St. Juliana Lazarevskaya ([[January 2]])
* St Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk  
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* St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk ([[February 10]])
* St Sergius of Radonezh: for baking  
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* St. [[Sergius of Radonezh]]: for baking (September 25)
  
==For Throat ==
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==For the throat==
* St. Blaise of Sebastia
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* St. [[Blaise of Sebaste]] ([[February 11]])
  
==For Trading==
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==For trading==
* St Paraskevi
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* St. Paraskevi (July 26)
  
==For Travelers==
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==For travelers==
* St John the Russian: for transport, auto, busses
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* St. [[John the Russian]]: for transport, auto, buses ([[May 27]])
* St Nicholas: in general, & specifically for sea travel  
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* St. Nicholas: in general, and specifically for sea travel (December 6)
* St Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea  
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* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea ([[August 11]])
  
==For Workers in Hospitals==  
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==For workers in hospitals==  
* Holy Unmercenaries  
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* Holy [[Unmercenary|Unmercenaries]]
* St. Dositheus, Disciple of Abba Dorotheus  
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* St. Dositheus, Disciple of Abba Dorotheus ([[February 19]])
  
==For Young People==
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==For young people==
* Holy Great Martyr Demetrios the Wonderworker  
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* Holy Great Martyr Demetrios the Wonderworker (October 26)
  
==To Have a Child==
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==To have a child==
* St Anna, Mother of the Theotokos  
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* St. [[Joachim and Anna|Anna]], Mother of the Theotokos ([[September 9]])
* St Elizabeth, Mother of the Forerunner  
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* St. [[Elizabeth]], Mother of the Forerunner ([[September 5]])
* St Irene Chrysovolantou
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* St. [[Irene Chrysovalantou|Irene]] of Chrysovolantou ([[July 28]])
* St Sabbas the Sanctified of Palestine
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* St. [[Sabbas the Sanctified]] of Palestine ([[December 5]])
* St Symeon the Myrrh-streamer, father of St. Savva of Serbia  
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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==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 14:32, November 19, 2012

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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