Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker & Bishop of Tremithus

Feast Day: December 12th


The Life of Saint Spyridon: He took a brick in his hand and squeezed it. At that instant fire shot up from it, water dripped on the ground, and only dust remained in the hands of the Wonder-Worker…

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Prayers

Akathist Hymn

Apolytikion: At the first of the Synods, you emerged as the champion, and Wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father Spyridon. Wherefore, you addressed the dead one in the grave, and a serpent you changed to gold. And while chanting in service your Sacred Prayers, you had Angels concelebrating, O most Holy One. Glory to Christ who Glorified you, Glory to Him who crowned you, Glory to the One who works through you, healings for everyone.

Kontakion: Wounded by your love for Christ, O Holy one, your mind given wings by the radiance of the Spirit, you put the practice of theory into deeds, becoming a sacred altar, O Chosen by God, and Praying for the Divine illumination of all.

Hymn: Shining with Heavenly rays, and with the power of Christ, you bestow healings of Soul and body to those who ever celebrate your memory in faith, O Wonderworking Father, Blessed by God. Do not cease to Pray for us.


Saint Spyridon was a shepherd, he lived with his wife and children and cared greatly for everyone – always sharing his possessions with his neighbours. After the repose of his wife, Saint Spyridon became Bishop, and continued his philanthropic work and now had his own flock of spiritual children to which he tended.

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Saint Spyridon loved to celebrate the Most Sacred Divine Liturgy, and to share Christ with his Parishoners.

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Saint Spyridon received the gift of Wonderworking from God, even while he was a layman. He helped everyone with physical infirmities, Spiritual infirmities, and animals too.

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The Miracle with the roof tile at the 1st Ecumenical Synod of Nicaea: After these words, the Saint took a tile in his left hand and held it tight. Moreover, for a wonder! Fire rose up immediately in the air, water poured out on the Earth and the argyle of the clay remained in the hands of the Saint, symbolising in this way the Life-Giving and Indivisible Trinity…

“There was only one brick,” Saint Spyridon said, “but it was composed of three elements. In the Holy Trinity there are three Persons, but only one God.”

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“Listen, philosopher, to what I tell you. There is one God Who created man from dust. He has ordered all things, both visible and invisible, by His Word and His Spirit. The Word is the Son of God, Who came down upon the Earth on account of our sins. He was born of a Virgin, He lived among men, and suffered and died for our Salvation, and then He arose from the dead, and He has resurrected the human race with Him. We believe that He is one in essence (consubstantial) with the Father, and equal to Him in authority and honour. We believe this without any sly rationalizations, for it is impossible to grasp this Mystery by human reason.”


The Holy Relics of Saint Spyridon are on the Island of Corfu, and he continues to Pray for us and work Miracles for so many people.

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Icons

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Icons of Saint Spyridon together with Saint Nicholas

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Icons of Saint Spyridon together with Saint Nicholas and Saint Panteleimon

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An Icon of Saint Spyridon with Saint Blaise

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Saint Spyridon together with fellow Hierarch Saints