I have a friend who is Catholic who is currently attempting to become a physician. He’s been praying to the “usual suspects” for an intervention of some sort (the finer points of catholic theology tend to be lost on me) - usual = popular ~ Jude, Padre Pio, etc.etc.
I believe he’s attempting to propitiate a St. Pantaeleon, who i’ve heard but an hour ago is the patron saint of physicians in your Church, the Orthodox, and the Oriental Orthodox. I believe he intends to go on pilgramage to his major shrine.
Therein of course lies the problem - since St. Pantaeleon isn’t one of the “usuals” he hasn’t been successful in tracking down where this patron of physicians major shrine is.
So he’s kind of tapped our mutual acquaintance network, and I thought someone on CAF (and specifically someoen on this forum given the age/ethnicity of Pantaeleon) might know.
One of our Orthodox friends pointed to a Church built by Constantine - but he’s unsure if its still around in Istanbul. Another one pointed to a Church in Cologne.
I simply found a monastery in the middle of Jordan listed as his major shrine.
Now given the err… unpleasantness going on in the neighborhood around that region of the world i’d think a trip there would be a bad idea. But he’s committed to the idea.
Any bit of clarification on the matter would be helpful - and I suppose doing this trip may put his mind at ease.