In both the Eastern and Western Church, there is widespread veneration of St. Blasé due to the many cures attributed to him. According to tradition, he was a physician before being consecrated Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia and in 316 martyred under Licinius.

“Hear, O Lord, the supplications your people make under the patronage of the Martyr Saint Blaise, and grant that they may rejoice in peace in this present life, and find help for life eternal.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.” (Collect)
~ from the Proper of Saints, Daily Roman Missal