The Holy Unmercenary Doctors: The Saints Anargyroi, Physicians and Healers of the Orthodox Church
By Georgia Hronas
Translated from the Greek Orthodox Synaxaristes.
The stories of twenty special physician saints who belong to a group called the Unmercenaries because they accepted no payment for their services. Eighteen of these were professional missionary physicians and two were priests. In Greece, chapels are built in every hospital to the Holy Unmercenaries, the protectors of doctors, nurses and patients. Language is simplified and easily understandable to older children and adults.