Sunday, September 27, 2009

Patron Saints - September

Here are some common Patron Saints for the month of September (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:


2 – St. Mamas the Child Martyr – the protector of adopted children, protector of border guards, guardian of shepherds and animals and livestock

3 – St. Phoebe, the Deaconess - protector of nurses

5 – St. Elizabeth, Mother of the Forerunner – to have a child

7 – St. Sozon the Martyr - rescues from suffering and disasters

9 – Sts. Joachim and Anna, the Ancestors of God - patrons of childless couples and children, protectors against marital disputes

11 – St. Euphrosinos the Righteous - the patron saint of cooks, kitchens and homes

11 – St. Evanthia the Martyr - protector of breast-feeding mothers

15 – St. Bessarion Archbishop of Larissa – protector against the plague

20 – St. Eustathius the Great Martyr and his family – for patient endurance of affliction

23 – St. Polyxena the Righteous - protector of pregnant women that they not [loose or abort? Αποβάλλουν] them, protector against nausea, protector of workers on scaffolding

23 – St. Nicholas the New Martyr, the Karpenisiotis - the patron of grocers

24 – St. Silouan the Righteous, the Athonite - helps in times of weakness of faith and despair

25 – St. Sergius of Radonezh – for help in studies, for baking

26 - 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

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

1 comment:

nolobastanteclasico said...

I have developed an interest about St. Polyxena and found surprising that she is considered "protector of pregnant women that they not [loose or abort? Αποβάλλουν] them" (taken from Which were your sources? I have checked the references given in the page but one isn't working and the other says nothing about St. Polyxena.
Great page!