Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Trimythous

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. One time Saint Spyridon resurrected a young child and his mother.

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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…

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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