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* St. Basil of Mangazea ([[March 23]])
 
* St. Basil of Mangazea ([[March 23]])
 
* St. [[Demetrios of Thessaloniki|Demetrios the Great Martyr]] ([[October 26]])
 
* St. [[Demetrios of Thessaloniki|Demetrios the Great Martyr]] ([[October 26]])
* St. John the Forerunner  
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* St. [[John the Forerunner]] ([[August 29]])
* St. John the Much-Suffering  
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* St. John the Much-Suffering ([[July 18]])
* St. Joseph the All-Comely  
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* St. Joseph the All-Comely (the Patriarch; [[Holy Week|Holy Monday]])
* St. Martinian  
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* St. Martinian ([[February 13]])
* St. Mary of Egypt  
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* St. [[Mary of Egypt]] ([[April 1]] and the [[Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt]])
* St. Moses the Hungarian  
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* St. Moses the Hungarian ([[July 26]])
* St. Susanna [Old Testament]  
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* St. [[Susanna]] ([[Old Testament]]; [[December 17]])
* St. Thomais  
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* St. [[Thomais of Alexandria|Thomais]] ([[April 13]] or [[April 14|14]])
  
 
==For children==
 
==For children==
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==For church chanting ==
 
==For church chanting ==
* Ss. Leonty & Geronty, Canonarchs of Kievo-Pechersk  
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* Ss. Leonty and Geronty, Canonarchs of [[Kievo-Pechersk]] ([[July 18]] and April 1)
* St. John Koukouzelis  
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* St. John Koukouzelis ([[October 1]])
* St. Romanos the Melodist  
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* St. [[Romanos the Melodist]] (October 1)
* St. Theodosius of Chernigov  
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* St. Theodosius of Chernigov ([[February 5]])
  
 
==For cobblers==
 
==For cobblers==
* St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia  
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* St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia (<!-- also "Eustace of Mtskheta" --->[[July 29]])
  
 
==For ears==  
 
==For ears==  
* St. Spyridon the Wonderworker  
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* St. [[Spyridon of Trimythous|Spyridon the Wonderworker]] ([[December 12]])
  
 
==For eyes==  
 
==For eyes==  
* St. Lucia of Sicily  
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* St. Lucia of Sicily ([[December 13]])
* St. Paraskevi
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* St. [[Paraskevi]] ([[July 26]])
  
 
==For finding employment==
 
==For finding employment==
* St. Xenia of St. Petersburg  
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* St. [[Xenia of St. Petersburg]] ([[January 24]])
  
 
==For finding things==
 
==For finding things==
* St. Menas the Great Martyr of Egypt
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* St. [[Menas]] the Great Martyr of Egypt ([[November 11]])
* St. [[Phanourios]] the Great Martyr  
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* St. [[Phanourios]] the Great Martyr ([[August 27]])
  
 
==For guilelessness and simplicity==  
 
==For guilelessness and simplicity==  
* Holy Apostle Nathaniel  
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* Holy [[Apostle Nathaniel]] ([[April 22]])
* St. Paul the Simple
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* St. Paul the Simple ([[March 7]])
  
 
==For headaches==  
 
==For headaches==  
* Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna  
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* Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna ([[April 10]])
  
 
==For help against quick-temper and despondency ==
 
==For help against quick-temper and despondency ==
* St. Tikhon of Zadonsk  
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* St. [[Tikhon of Zadonsk]] ([[August 13]])
  
 
==For help in distress or poverty==
 
==For help in distress or poverty==
* St. John of Kronstadt  
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* St. [[John of Kronstadt]] ([[December 20]])
* St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria  
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* St. [[John the Merciful|John the Almsgiver of Alexandria]] ([[November 12]])
* St. Martin of Tours, the Merciful  
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* St. [[Martin of Tours]], the Merciful (November 12)
* St. Nicholas the Wonderworker  
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* St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (December 6)
  
 
==For help in studies==  
 
==For help in studies==  
* St. John of Kronstadt  
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* St. John of Kronstadt (December 20)
* St. Justin the Philosopher  
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* St. [[Justin Martyr|Justin the Philosopher]] ([[June 1]])
* St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk  
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* St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk ([[October 27]])
* St. Sergius of Radonezh  
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* St. [[Sergius of Radonezh]] ([[September 25]])
* Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian  
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* [[Three Holy Hierarchs|Three Hierarchs]]: St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian ([[January 30]])
  
 
==For hernias and intestinal disorders ==
 
==For hernias and intestinal disorders ==
* Holy Great Martyr Artemius  
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* Holy Great Martyr Artemius of Antioch ([[October 20]])
* St. Artemius of Verkola  
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* St. [[Artemius of Verkola]] ([[June 23]] and October 20)
  
 
==For [[iconographers]]==
 
==For [[iconographers]]==
* St. Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk  
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* St. Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk ([[August 17]])
* St. [[Apostle Luke|Luke the Apostle]] and Evangelist  
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* St. [[Apostle Luke|Luke the Apostle]] and Evangelist ([[October 18]])
* St. John of Damascus  
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* St. [[John of Damascus]] ([[December 4]])
  
 
==For marital difficulties==
 
==For marital difficulties==
* Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria & Habib  
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* Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria, and Habib ([[November 15]])
* Ss. Peter & Febronia of Muron (also for newlyweds)  
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* Ss. Peter and Febronia of Muron: also for newlyweds ([[June 25]])  
  
 
==For meeting a difficult situation==
 
==For meeting a difficult situation==
* Holy Archangel Raphael  
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* Holy [[Archangel Raphael]] ([[November 8]])
* Ss. Cosmas and Damian and their brothers Anthimus, Leontius, and Evropius of Arabia  
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* Ss. [[Cosmas and Damian (Arabia)|Cosmas and Damian]] and their brothers Anthimus, Leontius, and Evropius of Arabia ([[October 17]])
* Ss. Cosmas and Damian and their mother Thodoti of Asia Minor  
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* Ss. [[Cosmas and Damian (Asia Minor)|Cosmas and Damian]] and their mother Theodoti of Asia Minor ([[November 1]])
* Ss. Cosmas and Damian of Rome  
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* Ss. [[Cosmas and Damian (Rome)|Cosmas and Damian of Rome]] ([[July 1]])
* Ss. Cyrus and John of Alexandria  
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* Ss. Cyrus and John of Alexandria ([[January 31]])
* Ss. Panteleimon and Hermolaus  
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* Ss. [[Panteleimon]] and Hermolaus ([[July 27]] and [[July 26]])
* St. Anicetus  
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* St. [[Anicetus and Photius|Anicetus]] ([[August 12]])
* St. David the Prophet, Psalmist, and King  
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* St. [[David]] the Prophet, Psalmist, and King ([[Sunday of the Forefathers]] and the Sunday following the [[Nativity]])
* St. Diomedes the Healer  
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* St. Diomedes the Healer ([[August 16]])
* St. John of Kronstadt  
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* St. John of Kronstadt (December 20)
* St. Julian the Martyr  
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* St. Julian the Martyr ([[June 21]])
* St. Mocius  
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* St. Mocius ([[May 11]])
* St. Nectarios of Aegina  
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* St. [[Nectarios of Aegina]] ([[november 9]])
* St. Thallelaus  
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* St. Thallelaus ([[Church of Armenia|Armenian saint]])
* St. Zotious the Orphan-Keeper  
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* St. Zoticos the Orphan-Keeper ([[December 30]] or [[December 31|31]])
* The Holy Unmercenaries and Healers  
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* The [[Holy Unmercenaries]] and Healers  
  
 
==For mental disorders==  
 
==For mental disorders==  
* St. Anastasia  
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* St. Anastasia ([[October 12]])
* St. Gerasimos of Cephalonia: the possessed  
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* St. Gerasimos of Cephalonia: the possessed ([[August 16]])
* St. Naum of Ochrid  
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* St. Naum of Ochrid ([[June 20]])
  
 
==For patient endurance of affliction==
 
==For patient endurance of affliction==
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* St. Pimen the Much-Suffering of Kievo-Pechersk  
 
* St. Pimen the Much-Suffering of Kievo-Pechersk  
  
==For Perfumers==
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==For perfumers==
 
* St. Abo the Perfumer of Georgia  
 
* St. Abo the Perfumer of Georgia  
  
 
==For physicians==
 
==For physicians==
* St. Panteleimon  
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* St. Panteleimon (July 27)
 
* The Holy Unmercenaries  
 
* The Holy Unmercenaries  
 
* St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk  
 
* St Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk  
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==For soldiers==
 
==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
 
* St. [[George the Trophybearer|George]] the Great Martyr
 
* St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk  
 
* St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk  
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==For the kitchen and home==  
 
==For the kitchen and home==  
* Ss. Spyridon and Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk: Prosphora making  
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* Ss. Spyridon and Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk: [[Prosphora]] making  
 
* St. Euphrosynos the Cook  
 
* St. Euphrosynos the Cook  
 
* St. Juliana Lazarevskaya  
 
* St. Juliana Lazarevskaya  
 
* St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk  
 
* St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk  
* St. Sergius of Radonezh: for baking  
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* St. Sergius of Radonezh: for baking (September 25)
  
 
==For the throat==
 
==For the throat==
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==For trading==
 
==For trading==
* St. Paraskevi
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* St. Paraskevi (July 26)
  
 
==For travelers==
 
==For travelers==
 
* St. John the Russian: for transport, auto, buses  
 
* St. John the Russian: for transport, auto, buses  
* St. Nicholas: in general, and 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  
 
* St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea  
  
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==For young people==
 
==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==
 
==To have a child==

Revision as of 14:23, February 1, 2008

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

  • Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia: especially in freezing cold weather
  • Holy Forty-Two Martyrs of Amorion
  • Righteous Job the Much-Suffering
  • St. Eustathius Placidas & Family
  • St. Pimen the Much-Suffering of Kievo-Pechersk

For perfumers

  • St. Abo the Perfumer of Georgia

For physicians

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

For protection against thieves

  • St. Gregory the Wonderworker of Kievo-Pechersk

For protection of crops from pests

  • St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic
  • St. Michael of Synnada

For protection of gardens against pests

  • Holy Great Martyr Tryphon: also for hunters and Patron of Moscow

For safe childbirth

  • St. Eleutherios

For soldiers

  • Holy Archangel Michael (November 8)
  • St. Barbara the Great Martyr (December 4)
  • St. George the Great Martyr
  • St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk

For spiritual help, consolation, and compunction

For stone-workers

  • Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus

For teeth

  • St. Antipas of Pergamum

For the kitchen and home

  • Ss. Spyridon and Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk: Prosphora making
  • St. Euphrosynos the Cook
  • St. Juliana Lazarevskaya
  • St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk
  • St. Sergius of Radonezh: for baking (September 25)

For the throat

  • St. Blaise of Sebastia

For trading

  • St. Paraskevi (July 26)

For travelers

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

For workers in hospitals

  • Holy Unmercenaries
  • St. Dositheus, Disciple of Abba Dorotheus

For young people

  • Holy Great Martyr Demetrios the Wonderworker (October 26)

To have a child

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