St. Benjamin the Persian
St. Benjamin was a Deacon and martyr in Persia during
the Christian persecutions of the fifth century. He
was imprisoned, tortured, and impaled on a stake for
preaching the teachings of Jesus
Christ across the countryside. St. Benjamin displayed
the courage and faith of many early Christian martyrs.
Christians today are still in awe of his love and faith
St. Benjamin Prayer
October 13th - St. Benjamin Feast Day
Troparion (Tone 4)
Thy martyr, Benjamin, O Lord, by his struggle hath received
from thee, our God, the imperishable crown; because,
acquiring thy strength, he demolished usurpers and crushed
the powerless might of Satan. Therefore, through his
intercessions, O Christ God, save our souls.
St. Benjamin Patron Saint
St. Benjamin is the patron saint of all those named
Benjamin and derivatives of Benjamin:
Many Christians give a Saint Benjamin medal, Saint Benjamin
necklace, or a Saint Benjamin pendant for Baptism gifts
to babies with the name Benjamin or one of its derivatives.
The Saint Benjamin medallion is also an ideal gift for
a young man making his Confirmation
and taking the name Benjamin for Confirmation.
Honoring St. Benjamin
Venerating St. Benjamin is still practiced today, centuries
after his brutal death at the hands of the Persian king.
Followers of Jesus pray for the intercession of St.
Benjamin that he will ask Jesus to bestow upon them
the gift of faith and courage in the face of life's
adversities. Christians wear a Saint Benjamin necklace
or put a Saint Benjamin medal in their pocket as a reminder
to remain true to the Christian faith and live a life