Monday, July 13, 2009

Patron Saints - July

Here are some common Patron Saints for the month of July (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 June (icon taken from Holy Transfiguration Monastery: http://www.thehtm.org/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=352&osCsid=1a30d23531ddecf5cbbfe7efe3fb955a)
July
1 – Sts. Kosmas and Damian the Unmercenaries of Rome (second pair) – protectors of doctors, protectors against all sickness and disease, and for meeting a difficult situation

3 – St. Yakinthos (Hyacinth) the Martyr – protector of young couples

8 – St. Prokopios the Great-Martyr - protector of couples

11 - St. Euphemia the Great-Martyr - protector against heresies
11 – St. Olga the Queen – protector against earthquakes, floods and lightning

14 – St. Nicodemus the Righteous of the Holy Mountain - protector of editors [διορθωτών?] and
translators

17 – St. Marina the Great-Martyr – protector against witchcraft and demons, protector of autistic children and children with Downs syndrome, protector against the plague

18 - Saint John the Much-Suffering of the Kiev Caves - protector against temptations of the flesh, for chastity and help in carnal warfare


18 – Sts. Leonty and Geronty, Canonarchs of Kievo-Perchersk – for church chanting

20 – St. Elias (Elijah) the Prophet – protector of furriers and meteorologists

21 – St. Parthenius of Radovizlios – protector of cattle


22 – St. Mary Magdalene – protector of perfume makers and perfume sellers, protector against pain in the fingers

25 – St. Anna the Forebearer of God – protector of children and childless couples

26 – St. Paraskevi the Righteous-Virgin-Martyr – protector of eye physicians, protector against burns and eye diseases, protector against marital disputes, for trading

26 – St. Hermolaos the Hieromartyr, one of the Holy Unmercenaries - protector against all sickness and soul-corrupting suffering, and for meeting a difficult situation

26 - Saint Moses the Hungarian - protector against temptations of the flesh, for chastity and help in carnal warfare

27 – St. Panteleimon the Great-Martyr and Unmercenary – the protector of bakers and doctors, protector against nasal and chest diseases [Στηθικών Νοσημάτων?] and
bleeding disorders of the body, protector against all sickness and soul-corrupting suffering, and for meeting a difficult situation

28 – Sts. Nikanor, Prochoros, Timon and Parmenas the Apostles and Deacons – protectors of restaurateurs and servers

28 – St. Irene the Righteous of Chrysovalantou – for help in having a child, protector against numerous diseases


29 – St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia – for cobblers
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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