Thursday, July 2, 2009

Patron Saints - March and April

Here are some common Patron Saints for the months of March and April (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 March (icon taken from Holy Transfiguration Monastery:
3 - St. Piamoun the Righteous Virgin - protector against psychiatric diseases and disorders, she helps when we are in conditions of panic or nervousness
7 - St. Paul the Simple - For guilelessness and simplicity

8 - St. Paul the Confessor, Bishop of Plousiados - protector against pains of the neck/throat

10 - St. Michael the New Martyr Mavroudes - protector of bakers (specifically of sweets/desserts)

17 - St. Alexios the Man of God - For spiritual help, consolation and compunction

19 - St. Pancharios the Martyr - helps in times of sorrow

22 - St. Drosis the Martyr - protector against venereal diseases

23 - St. Basil of Mangazea - for chastity and help in carnal warfare (specifically with respect to homosexual temptations)

Menaion Icon of the Saints and Feasts of the Month of April (icon taken from Holy Transfiguration Monastery:
1 - St. Mary the Righteous of Egypt - for chastity and help in carnal warfare, for help in repentance
1 - Sts. Leonty and Geronty, Canonarchs of Kievo-Pechersk - for church chanting
4 - St. Ferfouthi and those with her - protector against magic
10 (Tuesday of Bright Week) - Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene the Newly-revealed - protectors from any kind of illness, protectors of children
10 - St. Demas the New Martyr of Smyrna - For headaches
11 - St. Antipas the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Pergamum - protector against diseases of the teeth, protector of dentists
14 - St. Thomais the Martyr - protector against magic, unclean spirits, and temptations of the flesh
16 - St. Michael the New Marty Bourliotis - protector of painters
20 - St. Athanasios the Righteous of Meteora -
22 - St. Nathaniel the Apostle - For guilelessness and simplicity
22 - St. Theodore the Sykeote - against demons and witchcraft
23 - St. George the Great-Martyr the Trophy-bearer - protector of infantry, slaves and prisoners, protector of cattle and herds, for captives and help in court cases
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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