Oil Dedicated to St Pantaleon 6 (Patron against Accidents)
St Pantaleon 6 (Patron against Accidents) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Pantaleon, also known as Panteleimon, was a Christian saint who lived during the late 3rd and early 4th centuries in Nicomedia, present-day Turkey. He is often venerated as a great martyr and wonder-worker in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Roman Catholic Churches. His feast day is celebrated on July 27th.
St. Pantaleon was a physician, and his name translates to “All-Compassionate” in Greek. As such, he is considered a patron saint of physicians and midwives. He’s known for his acts of charity, particularly towards those who could not afford medical treatment.
However, there seems to be some confusion about St. Pantaleon being a patron saint for victories. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, St. Pantaleon isn’t widely recognized in this role. Instead, St. Pantaleon is predominantly invoked for health and healing-related concerns.
It’s worth noting that certain saints have been invoked for victory in various contexts. For instance, St. James, particularly in his guise as Santiago Matamoros (St. James the Moor-slayer), was often invoked for victory in battles during the Reconquista in Spain.
Nevertheless, local traditions and practices can vary widely, and it’s possible that in some communities. St. Pantaleon has been asked for intercession in matters related to victories. Remember that the interpretation of saints and their patronages can be complex, multifaceted, and subject to change over time and across different cultural contexts.