Posted by: anna | January 5, 2011

kitchen saints

I’m working on a list of saints of the kitchen, which inevitably is connected with bread, bread-making, food-related miracles and hospitality. So far:
St. Juliana Lazarevskaya (January 2)
St Bathilda (January 26/30)
St Blata or Flora (January 29)
St Lassara (1) (February 1)
St. Prochor of Kievo-Pechersk (February 10)
SS Agape, Chionia and Irene (April 3 and 5)
St Zita of Lucca (April 27) – 13th c saint with notable cultus in medieval England
St Isidora (2) (May 1)
St Martha (June 4)
St Lawrence (August 10)
Monk Bogolep (August 22)
St. Euphrosynos the Cook (September 11)
St Notburga (16 September)
St. Sergius of Radonezh: for baking (September 25)
St Armella (October 24)
Ss. Spyridon and Nikodim of Kievo-Pechersk: Prosphora making (October 31)

Here is a little article I came across, with a wonderful quote from a western kitchen-saint: “The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clutter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquillity as if I were upon my knees at the Blessed Sacrament.”



  1. Oh! this post made me happy. Thank you. I am making the DV the holy supper Christmas eve meal tomorrow! love to you Anna!

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