Saint Panteleimon the Unmercenary

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, ╩║Save us, O Lord.╩║

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.


Saint Panteleimon’s mother, Saint Euboula (March 30th), 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.

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