Earthquakes / Gregory Thaumaturgus, 213–270,
Feast Day: November 17
As a wealthy young law student in Beirut, Gregory converted to Christianity. Upon his return to his native city he was named the bishop of the seventeen Christians who lived there. By the time of his death, all but seventeen pagans had been converted by him. Known for his healing abilities, he could dry up streams and move great boulders with the commands of his word.
Other patronages: Armenia; desperate and forgotten causes
Invoked: against flooding