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* St. Anna, Mother of the Theotokos  
* St. [[Joachim and Anna|Anna]], Mother of the Theotokos ([[September 9]])
* St. Elizabeth, Mother of the Forerunner  
* St. [[Elizabeth]], Mother of the Forerunner ([[September 5]])
* St. Irene Chrysovolantou
* St. [[Irene Chrysovalantou|Irene]] of Chrysovolantou ([[July 28]])
* St. Sabbas the Sanctified of Palestine
* St. [[Sabbas the Sanctified]] of Palestine ([[December 5]])
* St. Symeon the Myrrh-streamer, father of St. Savva of Serbia  
* St. [[Simeon the Myrrh-flowing|Symeon the Myrrh-streamer]], father of St. Savva of Serbia ([[February 13]])

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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.

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

  • Holy Martyr Ignatios of Athos (October 8)
  • Holy Martyr Theodore the Byzantine (February 17)
  • St. Anysia the Virgin Martyr (December 30)
  • St. Basil of Mangazea (March 23)
  • St. Demetrios the Great Martyr (October 26)
  • St. John the Forerunner
  • St. John the Much-Suffering
  • St. Joseph the All-Comely
  • St. Martinian
  • St. Mary of Egypt
  • St. Moses the Hungarian
  • St. Susanna [Old Testament]
  • St. Thomais

For children

For church chanting

  • Ss. Leonty & Geronty, Canonarchs of Kievo-Pechersk
  • St. John Koukouzelis
  • St. Romanos the Melodist
  • St. Theodosius of Chernigov

For cobblers

  • St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia

For ears

  • St. Spyridon the Wonderworker

For eyes

  • St. Lucia of Sicily
  • St. Paraskevi

For finding employment

  • St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

For finding things

  • St. Menas the Great Martyr of Egypt
  • St. Phanourios the Great Martyr

For guilelessness and simplicity

  • Holy Apostle Nathaniel
  • St. Paul the Simple

For headaches

  • Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna

For help against quick-temper and despondency

  • St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

For help in distress or poverty

  • St. John of Kronstadt
  • St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria
  • St. Martin of Tours, the Merciful
  • St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

For help in studies

  • St. John of Kronstadt
  • St. Justin the Philosopher
  • St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk
  • St. Sergius of Radonezh
  • Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the Theologian

For hernias and intestinal disorders

  • Holy Great Martyr Artemius
  • St. Artemius of Verkola

For iconographers

  • St. Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk
  • St. Luke the Apostle and Evangelist
  • St. John of Damascus

For marital difficulties

  • Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria & Habib
  • Ss. Peter & Febronia of Muron (also for newlyweds)

For meeting a difficult situation

  • Holy Archangel Raphael
  • Ss. Cosmas and Damian and their brothers Anthimus, Leontius, and Evropius of Arabia
  • Ss. Cosmas and Damian and their mother Thodoti of Asia Minor
  • Ss. Cosmas and Damian of Rome
  • Ss. Cyrus and John of Alexandria
  • Ss. Panteleimon and Hermolaus
  • St. Anicetus
  • St. David the Prophet, Psalmist, and King
  • St. Diomedes the Healer
  • St. John of Kronstadt
  • St. Julian the Martyr
  • St. Mocius
  • St. Nectarios of Aegina
  • St. Thallelaus
  • St. Zotious the Orphan-Keeper
  • The Holy Unmercenaries and Healers

For mental disorders

  • St. Anastasia
  • St. Gerasimos of Cephalonia: the possessed
  • St. Naum of Ochrid

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
  • 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
  • St. Barbara the Great Martyr
  • 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

For the throat

  • St. Blaise of Sebastia

For trading

  • St. Paraskevi

For travelers

  • St. John the Russian: for transport, auto, buses
  • St. Nicholas: in general, and specifically for sea travel
  • 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

To have a child


See also