Friday, July 3, 2009

Patron Saints - May

Here are some common Patron Saints for the month of May (and again, this is by no means a comprehensive list). The sources are and primarily.

Menaion Icon of the Saints and Feasts of the Month of May (icon taken from Holy Transfiguration Monastery:
1 – St. Matrona the Blind of Moscow – protector against any kind of illness, particularly diseases of the eye, helps in times of weakness
3 – St. Xenia the Great-Martyr – protector against witchcraft, demonic attacks, spells, unclean spirits, temptations of the flesh, protector against edema, skin disorders and cancer, protector of children
5 – St. Irene the Great-Martyr – protector of security forces
5 - St. Ephraim the Great-Martyr of Nea Makri - healer of many illnesses, protector of the youth and addicts
6 – Righteous Job the Much-Suffering – for patient endurance of afflictions

6 – St. Seraphim of Leivadeia - protector of gardens, fields of crops, and grape vines, and trees and plants in general
8 – St. John the Theologian, the Beloved Disciple – protector against diseases of the tongue and heart, protector against drawl and [τραυλότητας?], swelling, insomnia, burns, hail, and protector of the cultivation of roses
9 – St. Christopher the Great-Martyr – protector of drivers and travelers, protector against hail
9 – St. Nicholas the Hieromartyr of Vounena - protector against skin diseases
11 – St. Mokios the Hieromartyr, the Unmercenary - protector against all sickness and soul-corrupting sufferings, for meeting a difficult situation
15 – St. Barbaros the Righteous, the Myrrh-flower - protector against skin diseases
20 – St. Lydia of Phillipi – protector of clothing-sellers [υφασματοπώλων?]
20 – St. Thallelaios the Martyr, the Unmercenary - protector against all sickness and soul-corrupting suffering
21 Sts. Constantine and Helen, the Equal-to-the-Apostles – protectors of spouses and families
22 – St. Paul the Righteous Martyr of Kalavrita - the protector of tenants

23 – St. Michael of Synnada – for protection of crops from pests

27 – St. John the Russian the Righteous – protector of travelers (specifically on cars and busses), protector of children, young adults and addicts, healer of many illnesses
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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