Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Patron Saints - February

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!

Here are some common Patron Saints for the month of February (and again, this is by no means a comprehensive list). The sources are http://oasigr.5.forumer.com/a/_post1688.html and http://orthodoxwiki.org/Patron_saint primarily.

Menaion Icon of the Saints and Feasts of the Month of February (icon taken from Holy Transfiguration Monastery: http://www.thehtm.org/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_33&products_id=347&osCsid=1a3a701d63d15339386b4df7297e9c4f)

1 – St. Tryphon the Great-martyr (one of twenty Unmercenary Healers) - protector of farmers and poulterers, protector against pests, patron of hunters, gardens, fields, crops, trees, grape vines, geese, plants and delivering a child, and patron of the city of Moscow

3 – St. Simeon (or Symeon) the God-receiver - protects pregnant women, for captives and court cases

5 – St. Agathi (Agatha) the Virgin-martyr - protects against cancer (specifically breast cancer)

5 – St. Theodosius of Chernigov – patron for church chanting

6 – St. Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople – protector of booksellers

6 – St. Dorothea – protects from diseases of the face and from facial deformities

7 – St. Parthenios Bishop of Lampsakos – protects against cancer

8 – St. Theodore the Great-martyr, the Commander (Stratelates) - protector against eczema and gynecological problems, protector of children

10 – St. Charalambos the Hieromartyr - protector against gastric distress and dysentery, infectious diseases, against regrettable (or depressing) thoughts and meditations, the plague, protector of flocks and shepherds, trees, and protector of marble workers

10 – St. Zenon the Postman – protector of postal officials/workers

10 - St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk – patron of the kitchen and home

11 – St. Vlasios (Blaise) the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Sebaste - protector against diseases of the throat

13 – Sts. Akylas and Pricilla the Apostles - protectors of couples and families

13 – St. Martinian the Righteous - for chastity and help in carnal warfare

13 – St. Simeon the Myrrhstreamer, Founder of the Chilandar Monastery – protector of childless couples

15 – St. Onesimos the Apostle - patron of prisoners

15 – St. Anthimos the Righteous of Chios - protector against leprosy, protector against earthquakes17 – St. Theodore the Great-martyr, the Recruit (Tyron) - the protector against eczema, helping to find missing persons

17 – St. Theodore the Neomartyr, the Byzantine – for chastity and help in carnal warfare, deliverer from the plague, and patron of the city of Mytilene

19 – St. Philothei the Righteous Martur of Athens - protector against witchcraft and unclean spirits, protector of families and couples

19 – St. Dositheus, Disciple of Abba Dorotheus – for workers in hospitals

23 – St. Gorgonia – protector of spouses/couples

26 – St. Photini the Great-martyr, the Samaritan Woman – protector from headaches and disorders of the head, for chastity and help in carnal warfare, patron of those repenting, and those afflicted by diseases of the eyes, and patron of the city of Smyrna

27 – St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk – patron saint of soldiers

Christ is Risen from the dead, by death, trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs, bestowing life!
Truly the Lord is risen!

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