Oil Dedicated to St Blaise (Patron for Ear, Nose and Throat)
Oil Dedicated to St Blaise (Patron for Ear, Nose and Throat) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Blaise, also known as Saint Blaise of Sebaste, is venerated as the Patron Saint of Ear, Nose, and Throat ailments. His life, shrouded in both legend and historical accounts, has made him a revered figure in Christian tradition, particularly among those seeking relief from ailments related to these vital sensory organs.
Blaise was born in the city of Sebaste, in modern-day Turkey, during the early 3rd century. Little known about his early life, but he believed to have received a strong Christian upbringing. He later became a bishop and dedicated his life to spreading the Christian faith during a time of fierce persecution of Christians under the Roman Empire.
Saint Blaise’s devotion to the Christian faith eventually led to his martyrdom in the year 316 AD. He endured various forms of torture and ultimately beheaded for his refusal to renounce his beliefs. His unwavering faith and his reputation for miraculous healings made him a popular figure among Christians in the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Armenian Apostolic Churches.
The Feast of Saint Blaise, celebrated on February 3rd, is a day when the faithful seek his intercession for the healing of throat and respiratory ailments. In many churches, the blessing of throats performed using two crossed candles, a tradition dating back to the medieval period.
Saint Blaise’s enduring legacy as the Patron Saint of Ear, Nose, and Throat ailments continues to provide comfort and hope to those suffering from such conditions. His life and the miracles attributed to him remind us of the power of faith, compassion, and the enduring influence of individuals who dedicate their lives to serving others and their beliefs.