Saint Pantaleon, counted in the West among the late-medieval Fourteen Holy Helpers and in the East as one of the Holy Unmercenary Healers, was a martyr of Nicomedia in Bithynia during the Diocletianic Persecution of 305 AD
Orthodox Christian Celebration of the Feast of Saint Panteleimon
The feast and commemoration of Saint Panteleimon is celebrated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom which is conducted on the morning of the feast and preceded by a Matins (Orthros) service. A Great Vespers is conducted on the evening before the day of the Feast.
Scripture readings for the feast are the following: At Vespers: Isaiah 43:9-14, Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9, Wisdom of Solomon 5:15-6:3; At Orthros: Matthew 10:16-22; At the Divine Liturgy: 2 Timothy 2:1-10 and Luke 21:12-19.