St. Blaise of Sebaste (died 316 AD) was a physician and bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia (modern Sivas, Turkey) who is venerated as a saint and martyr. Blaise is venerated as a saint in the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox churches and is the patron saint of wool combers and ear, nose, and throat illnesses. In the Latin Church, his feast falls on 3 February; in the Eastern Churches, on 11 February. According to the Acta Sanctorum, he was martyred by being beaten, tortured with iron combs, and beheaded.
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