Holy Unmercenaries (Greek: Άγιοι Ανάργυροι, romanized: Agioi Anárgyroi) is an epithet applied to a number of Christian saints who did not accept payment for good deeds. These include healers or Christian physicians who, in conspicuous opposition to medical practice of the day, tended to the sick free of charge.
List of Holy Unmercenaries
Saints bearing this title include:
- Zenaida and Philonella (c. 100)
- Saint Tryphon (c. 250)
- Martyr Thalelaeus the Unmercenary, at Anazarbus in Cilicia (284)
- Saints Cosmas and Damian (c. 303)
- Saint Pantaleon (c. 305), also called Saint Panteleimon
- Saints Cyrus and John (c. 304)
- Saint Diomedes of Tarsus (c. 311)
- Saint Sampson the Hospitable (c. 530)
- St Agapetus of the Kiev Caves (1095)
- St Luka Voyno-Yasenetsky (1961)
- Saint Blaise
- Blessed Matrona Nikonova
- (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Θαλλέλαιος ὁ ἰατρός καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ μαρτυρήσαντες Ἀλέξανδρος καί Ἀστέριος. 20 Μαΐου. Μέγας Συναξαριστής.