Saint Panteleimon the Holy Unmercenary & Great Martyr

Feast Day: July 27th


The Life of Saint Panteleimon: He treated all those who turned to him without charge, healing them in the name of Jesus Christ…

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Prayers

Akathist Hymn

Paraklesis

Apolytikion: Panteleimon, Saintly champion and healer, intercede with our Merciful God to grant our Souls remission of sins.

Kontakion: O Champion and Martyr of God, imitating the Merciful and bearing from Him the grace of healing, cure our Spiritual ills by your Prayers, and set free from the temptation of the eternal enemy those who ceaselessly cry out, “Save us, O Lord.”

Kontakion: Chosen passion-bearer of Christ and gracious healer, who freely grantest healing to the sick, we praise thee in songs as our protector. As thou hast boldness with the Lord, free us from all harm and sickness who cry with love to thee: Rejoice, Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon!

Oikos: O Christ-loving people, let us piously extol the memory of the Unmercenary, the contest of the valiant one, the cures of the faithful one, so that we may receive Mercy, and especially those of us who, like me, have defiled our temples, for he provides remedies for body and Soul. Therefore, brethren, let us earnestly endeavour to hold him fast in our hearts, for he delivers from error those who cry unceasingly, ʺSave us, O Lord.ʺ

Prayer: Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, thou imitator of God’s Mercy! Look down in thy loving kindness and hearken unto us, sinners, who offer heartfelt Prayers before thy Holy Icon. Ask for us from the Lord God, before Whom the Angels stand in Heaven, remission of our sins and transgressions. Heal the ills of body and Soul of the servants of God whom we here commemorate, who are here present, and of all Orthodox Christians who seek thy help. For behold, we, who because of our sins are possessed by bitter ills and have no help or consolation, yet flee to thee for refuge, since thou hast been given Grace to Pray for us and to heal every ill and every disease. Grant, therefore, to all of us, by thy holy Prayers, health and strength of Soul and body, a good growth in the Faith and in devotion, and all that is needful unto this temporal life and unto our Salvation: So that, having been granted great and rich Mercy through thee, we may glorify thee and Him that bestoweth all good things, our God Who is Wondrous in His Saints, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Saint Panteleimon is one of the Holy Unmercenary Saints

Feast Day: October 17th

Paraklesis

Apolytikion: Holy Unmercenaries and Wonderworkers, visit our infirmities, freely you have received, freely give to us.

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Saint Panteleimon’s mother, Saint Eubula, wanted to raise her son in the Christian Faith, but she died when Saint Panteleimon was a young child. However, her Prayers and love for her son remained with him throughout his life, because, despite him being raised as a pagan, Saint Panteleimon found Christ.

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Saint Panteleimon was brought to the faith of Christ and Baptized by Saint Hermolaus. They became very close and had a Spiritual relationship as father and son.

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After being Baptised a Christian, and given the name of Panteleimon – which means all-merciful, Saint Panteleimon began to heal people not only through his knowledge of medicine, but now also through the power of the Holy Name of Christ.

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Saint Panteleimon continues to help us all today. He hears our Prayers and Prays to God for us, and he speedily comes to help anyone looking for healing of both Soul and body.


Because he was a Christian, Saint Panteleimon was greatly tortured so he could renounce his faith, but his love for Christ gave him the strength to go through all the terrible tortures, and to be a witness to the love and power of God. Before his Martyric torments began, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ appeared to Saint Panteleimon and strengthened him for these sufferings.

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Saint Panteleimon received the Holy Crown of Martyrdom.

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We are Blessed to have a portion of the Holy Relics of Saint Panteleimon at the Church of Saint Panteleimon in Dandenong.


Icons

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Below are Icons of Saint Panteleimon together with Saint Hermolaus and Saint Paraskevi.

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Icons of Saint Panteleimon with other Saints.