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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 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 ([[September 14]])
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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 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 ([[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. 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 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 Sebastia: especially in freezing cold weather
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* Holy 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 Trophybearer|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]
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==See also==
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*[[Name day]]
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[[Category:Saints]]
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[[el:Προστάτης άγιος]]
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