Saint Onesiphorus ~ A Friend in Need

Saint Onesiphorus (with St. Porphyrius)
Mosaic at St. George Rotunda in Thessaloniki
Have you ever had a friend who stayed true to you, even when you went through a hard, embarrassing, uncomfortable, or distressing time?  Ask Saint Onesiphorus (ON-e-SIPH-o-rus) to bless and pray for this friend today … for that is the sort of friend Onesiphorus was to Paul.

May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus because he often gave me new heart and was not ashamed of my chains.  But when he came to Rome, he promptly searched for me and found me.  May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day.  And you know very well the services he rendered in Ephesus.
2 Timothy 1:16-18

Saint Onesiphorus shares September 6 as a Feast Day with Saint Zechariah the Prophet.