Saturday, September 26, 2009

Patron Saints - August

Here are some common Patron Saints for the month of August (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 August (icon taken from Holy Transfiguration Monastery:


1 - The Seven Maccabees Children, their mother Solomone, and Eleazar their teacher – protectors of those with many children  

1 – St. Timothy, bishop of Proikonisios - protector against witchcraft

7 – St. Nicanor the Righteous of Grevenois – protector of shepherds and animals

7 – St. Mitrophan of Voronezh – protector against demons and witchcraft

7 – St. Pimen the Much-Ailing of Kievo-Pechersk – for patient endurance of affliction

11 – St. Nephon Patriarch of Constantinople – for safety at sea

12 – Sts. Aniketos and Photios the Unmercenaries - protectors against all disease and soul-corrupting passions, especially St. Aniketos helps in times of weakness of faith, and for meeting a difficult situation
13 – St. Tikhon of Zadonsk – for help against quick-temper and despondency

14 – St. Simeon the New Martyr - the patron of goldsmiths

16 – St. Diomedes the Martyr, the Physician, one of the Holy Unmercenaries - protector against all disease and soul-corrupting passions, and for meeting a difficult situation

16 – St. Gerasimos of Cephaloniaprotector against magic and unclean spirits, deliverer of the possessed, protector against all bodily illnesses, and protector of crops against pests

17 – St. Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk – patron of iconographers

18 – Sts. Florus and Laurus the Martyrs – patrons of stone workers and horses

24 – St. Kosmas Aitolos the Hieromartyr – patron of many missionaries

27 – St. Phanourios the Great Martyr - helps to find lost objects, protector of children

28 - Ezekias king, the righteous - protector of hydraulics? [υδραυλικών]

29 – St. John the Forerunner [Beheading] – for chastity and help in carnal warfare

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

No comments: