• For users new and old: the forum rules were streamlined when we transitioned to the new software. Please ensure that you are familiar with them. Continued use of the forum means that you (a) know the rules, and (b) pledge that you'll abide by them. For more information, check out the OrthodoxChristianity.Net Rules section. (There are only 2 threads there - Rules, and Administrative Structure.)

Patron Saints


Oct 16, 2004
Reaction score
Winston Salem, NC
Does the Orthodox Church have of Patron Saints?  Is there a list I can find somehwhere online of Orthodox Patron Saints? I'm specifically interested in a Patron Saint of healing sickness/disease.

Thanks for your help!


High Elder
Dec 7, 2004
Reaction score
Here's a good list from www.odox.net
Saints Called upon for Special Purposes

To Have a Child

St. Anna, Mother of the Theotokos

St. Elizabeth, Mother of the Forerunner

St. Sabbas the Sanctified of Palestine

St. Irene Chrysovolantou

St. Symeon the Myrrh-streamer, father of St. Sava of Serbia

For Safe Childbirth

St. Eleutherios

For the Care & Protection of Infants

St. Stylianos

For Young People

Holy Great Martyr Demetrios the Wonderworker

For Marital Difficulties

Holy Martyrs Shamuna, Guria & Habib

SS Peter & Febronia of Muron (also for newlyweds)

Delivery from Sudden Death

St. Barbara the Great Martyr

Against Drinking

Holy Martyr Boniface & the Righteous Aglais

For Travelers

St. Nicholas: in general, & specifically for sea travel

St. John the Russian: for transport, auto, busses

St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople: for safety at sea

For the Kitchen, Home

St. Euphrosynos the Cook

St. Sergius of Radonezh: for baking

SS. Spyridon & Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk*: Prosphora making

St. Juliana Lazarevskaya

St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk

For Trading

St. Paraskeva

For Cobblers

St. Eustathius the Cobbler of Georgia

For Physicians

St. Panteleimon

Holy Unmercenaries

St. Agapit the Physician of Kievo-Pechersk

For Perfumers

St. Abo the Perfumer of Georgia

For Headaches

Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna

For Eyes

St. Paraskeva

St. Lucia of Sicily

For Ears

St. Spyridon the Wonderworker

For Teeth

St. Antipas of Pergamum

For Hernias & Intestinal Disorders

Holy Great Martyr Artemius

St. Artemius of Verkola

For Throat

St. Blaise of Sebastia

For Finding Employment

St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

For Help in Studies

Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory the


St. Sergius of Radonezh

St. John of Kronstadt

St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk

St. Justin the Philosopher

For Church-Chanting

St. Romanos the Melodist

St. Theodosius of Chernigov

St. John Koukouzelis

SS. Leonty & Geronty, Canonarchs of Kievo-Pechersk

For Iconographers

St. Luke the Apostle and Evangelist

St. Alypius of Kievo-Pechersk

St. John of Damascus

For Patient Endurance of Affliction

St. Job the Much-Suffering

St. Eustathius Placidas & Family

Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia: especially in freezing cold weather

Holy Forty-Two Martyrs of Amorion

St. Pimen the Much-Suffering of Kievo-Pechersk

For Protection Against Thieves

St. Gregory the Wonderworker of Kievo-Pechersk

For Stone-workers

Holy Martyrs Florus & Laurus

For Soldiers

Holy Archangel Michael

St. George the Great Martyr

St. Barbara the Great Martyr

St. Titus the Soldier of Kievo-Pechersk

For Spiritual Help, Consolation & Compunction

St. Ephraim the Syrian

St. Alexis the Man of God

St. Seraphim of Sarov

For a Good End to One's Life

Holy Archangel Michael

St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople

For Captives/Prisoners and Court Cases

St. Onouphrios the Great

St. Peter of Athos

St. George the Great Martyr

St. Simeon the God-Receiver

For Help in Distress, Poverty, Etc.

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

St. Martin of Tours, the Merciful

St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria

St. John of Kronstadt

For Finding Things

St. Phanourios the Great Martyr

St. Menas the Great Martyr of Egypt

For Meeting a Difficult Situation, an Interview, Etc.

St. David the Prophet, Psalmist & King

The Holy Unmercenaries & Healers

SS. Cosmas & Damian of Rome

SS. Cosmas & Damian & their mother Thodoti of Asia Minor

SS. Cosmas & Damian & their brothers Anthimus, Leontius & Evropius of Arabia

SS. Cyrus & John of Alexandria

SS. Panteleimon & Hermolaus

St. Mocius

St. Thallelaus

St. Diomedes the Healer

St. Anicetus

St. Julian the Martyr

St. Zotious the Orphan-Keeper

St. John of Kronstadt

St. Nectarios of Aegina

Holy Archangel Raphael

For Animals & Livestock

St. George: cattle & herds

St. Modestus of Jerusalem

Holy Martyr Mamas

St. Parthenius of Radovysdius: cattle

SS. Spevsippus, Elesippus & Melevsippus: horses

St. Tryphon: geese

For Protection of Crops from Pests

St. Michael of Synnada

St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic

For the Protection of Gardens Against Pests

Holy Great Martyr Tryphon: also for hunters

Against Demons & Witchcraft

SS. Cyprian & Justina

St. Theodore Sykeote

St. Mitrophan of Voronezh

For Chastity & Help in Carnal Warfare

St. John the Forerunner

St. Demetrios the Great Martyr

St. Moses the Hungarian

St. John the Much-Suffering

Holy Martyr Theodore the Byzantine

Holy Martyr Ignatios of Athos

St. Thomais

St. Martinian

St. Basil of Mangazea

St. Mary of Egypt

St. Joseph the All-Comely

St. Susanna [Old Testament]

St. Anysia the Virgin Martyr

For Mental Disorders

St. Naum of Ochrid

St. Anastasia

St. Gerasimos of Cephalonia: the possessed

Against the Plague

St. Haralambos

St. Marina the Great Martyr

St. Bessarion of the Saviour, Archbishop of Larissa

For Help Against Quick-Temper & Despondency

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

For Workers in Hospitals

Holy Unmercenaries

St. Dositheus, Disciple of Abba Dorotheus

For Guilelessness & Simplicity

Holy Apostle Nathaniel

St. Paul the Simple

*Kievo-Pechersk Lavra is a large Slavic monastic community dating to the early centuries of Christianity in Rus'.