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==Delivery from sudden death==
 
==Delivery from sudden death==
* St. Barbara the Great Martyr ([[December 4]])
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* St. [[Barbara of Heliopolis|Barbara the Great Martyr]] ([[December 4]])
  
 
==For a good end to one's life==
 
==For a good end to one's life==
 
* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] ([[November 8]])
 
* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] ([[November 8]])
* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople ([[September 14]])
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* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople ([[August 11]])
  
 
==For animals and livestock==  
 
==For animals and livestock==  
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* St. [[George the Trophy-bearer|George the Great Martyr]] (April 23)
 
* St. [[George the Trophy-bearer|George the Great Martyr]] (April 23)
 
* St. Onouphrios the Great ([[June 12]])
 
* St. Onouphrios the Great ([[June 12]])
* St. Peter of Athos (June 12)
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* St. [[Peter the Athonite|Peter of Athos]] (June 12)
 
* St. [[Simeon the God-receiver|Simeon the God-Receiver]] ([[February 3]])
 
* St. [[Simeon the God-receiver|Simeon the God-Receiver]] ([[February 3]])
  
 
==For care and protection of infants==
 
==For care and protection of infants==
* St. Stylianos ([[November 26]])
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* St. [[Stylianos of Paphlagonia|Stylianos]] ([[November 26]])
  
 
==For chastity and help in carnal warfare==  
 
==For chastity and help in carnal warfare==  
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==For eyes==  
 
==For eyes==  
* St. Lucia of Sicily ([[December 13]])
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* St. [[Lucy of Syracuse|Lucia of Sicily]] ([[December 13]])
 
* St. [[Paraskevi]] ([[July 26]])
 
* St. [[Paraskevi]] ([[July 26]])
  
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* St. [[John the Merciful|John the Almsgiver of Alexandria]] ([[November 12]])
 
* St. [[John the Merciful|John the Almsgiver of Alexandria]] ([[November 12]])
 
* St. [[Martin of Tours]], the Merciful (November 12)
 
* St. [[Martin of Tours]], the Merciful (November 12)
* St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (December 6)
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* St. [[Nicholas of Myra|Nicholas the Wonderworker]] (December 6)
  
 
==For help in studies==  
 
==For help in studies==  
* St. John of Kronstadt (December 20)
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* St. [[John of Kronstadt]] (December 20)
 
* St. [[Justin Martyr|Justin the Philosopher]] ([[June 1]])
 
* St. [[Justin Martyr|Justin the Philosopher]] ([[June 1]])
 
* St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk ([[October 27]])
 
* St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk ([[October 27]])
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==For mental disorders==  
 
==For mental disorders==  
 
* St. Anastasia ([[October 12]])
 
* St. Anastasia ([[October 12]])
* St. Gerasimos of Cephalonia: the possessed ([[August 16]])
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* St. [[Gerasimos of Cephalonia]]: the possessed ([[August 16]])
 
* St. Naum of Ochrid ([[June 20]])
 
* St. Naum of Ochrid ([[June 20]])
  
 
==For patient endurance of affliction==
 
==For patient endurance of affliction==
* Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia: especially in freezing cold weather  
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* Holy [[Forty Martyrs of Sebaste|Forty Martyrs of Sebastia]]: especially in freezing cold weather  
* Holy Forty-Two Martyrs of Amorion  
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* Holy [[42 Martyrs of Amorium|Forty-Two Martyrs of Amorion]]
 
* Righteous [[Job the Long-suffering|Job the Much-Suffering]] ([[May 6]])  
 
* Righteous [[Job the Long-suffering|Job the Much-Suffering]] ([[May 6]])  
 
* St. Eustathius Placidas & Family ([[September 20]])
 
* St. Eustathius Placidas & Family ([[September 20]])
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==For physicians==
 
==For physicians==
* St. Panteleimon (July 27)
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* St. [[Panteleimon]] (July 27)
 
* The Holy Unmercenaries  
 
* The Holy Unmercenaries  
 
* St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk ([[June 1]])
 
* St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk ([[June 1]])
  
 
==For protection against thieves==
 
==For protection against thieves==
* St. Gregory the Wonderworker of Kievo-Pechersk ([[January 8]])
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* St. [[Gregory the Wonderworker]] of Kievo-Pechersk ([[January 8]])
  
 
==For protection of crops from pests ==
 
==For protection of crops from pests ==
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==For soldiers==
 
==For soldiers==
* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] (November 8)
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* Holy [[Archangel Michael]] ([[November 8]])
* St. Barbara the Great Martyr (December 4)
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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 ([[February 27]])
 
* St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk ([[February 27]])
  
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* St. Juliana Lazarevskaya ([[January 2]])
 
* St. Juliana Lazarevskaya ([[January 2]])
 
* St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk ([[February 10]])
 
* St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk ([[February 10]])
* St. Sergius of Radonezh: for baking (September 25)
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* St. [[Sergius of Radonezh]]: for baking (September 25)
  
 
==For the throat==
 
==For the throat==
* St. Blaise of Sebastia ([[February 11]])
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* St. [[Blaise of Sebaste]] ([[February 11]])
  
 
==For trading==
 
==For trading==
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==For travelers==
 
==For travelers==
* St. John the Russian: for transport, auto, buses ([[May 27]])
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* St. [[John the Russian]]: for transport, auto, buses ([[May 27]])
 
* St. Nicholas: in general, and specifically for sea travel (December 6)
 
* St. Nicholas: in general, and specifically for sea travel (December 6)
 
* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea ([[August 11]])
 
* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea ([[August 11]])

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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

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