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 Theologian
St. Sergius of Radonezh
St. John of Kronstadt
St. Nestor the Chronicler of Kievo-Pechersk
St. Justin the Philosopher
St. Pope Kyrillos VI

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 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
St. Anba Wannas

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 and Patron of Moscow

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


  • wooooooow!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for that!! How come baba kyrillos wasnt on the list at all??? Rabana Maak :D
  • if you know a saint name that can fit of any list please post it
    but tell us what section can fit under it
  • I always thought that patron saints were a Roman Catholic idea. I have never heard of it being used in an Orthodox Church. I may be wrong. Many people have favorite intercessors that they form close bonds with, but I have never heard people asking for the intercession of different saints for different needs. I may be wrong, but I only know Catholics who use this method. I wonder why it is rarely used among orthodox (or at least the ones that I know)?
  • Look under For Help in Studies for St. Pope Kyrillos VI

    But where did the original poster? get this from?
  • i get this lists from Greek Orthodox website
    is that ok
    i thought it could be helpful
    what do you guys think
    does any of you guys know arabic and English very well let me know please
    because i need translation these lists names in arabic
    God reward you
  • Do you think they acknowledge some Copts as saints?
  • I just noticed somethng interesting when I saw David the prophet and king and Job the righteous on your list. Most people, myself included, do not ask the intercession of the righteous ones from the Old Testament like David, Elijah, Moses, Abraham etc. We definately remember them in Tasbeha and the liturgy. We even ask them to intercede on our behalf that the Lord may forgive us our sins. Why are they so often neglected in our personal prayers?

    Also, thanks Youstina for enlightening me to the fact that the Greek Orthodox do have patron saints.
  • Hey,

    I really like that list. But just a personal little idea, I think that St. Marina the martyr should also be under Demons and Withchcraft. I just think that cuz i've heard her called St. Marina, The Great martyr who defeated the devil.

  • [quote author=matt88 link=board=4;threadid=3015;start=0#msg45409 date=1136763312]
    wooooooow!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for that!! How come baba kyrillos wasnt on the list at all??? Rabana Maak :D

    Isn't Pope Kyrillos called the man of prayers?, so we can make a category called The Man of Prayers, other than that, you did a great job youstina04!

    Coptic Servent
  • youstina that was a great post n k bibo havent u heard of Copts interceding for amba wanas when they lost something??? thats what copts here in Australia always do!!

    n youstina....amba Nopher under finding lost his life, he lost and found ALOT of things with the help of the Lord!!
  • i can't find anba tomas under anything category!! :'(

  • what category should he belong in sandra..?what do u think??
  • thank you so much....that was incredible
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