Damian & Cosmas
(d.c. 303)

Twin brothers from Arabia who were physicians. They were very passionate about their profession, and took no fees. The Greeks therefore call them "Anargyri" ("the Moneyless").

They died for their Christian faith under Diocletian at Cyrrhus.
Their remains were brought to Rome, where a great cult was generated. They were extremely popular saints during the Middle Ages.

In art they are shown standing side by side, holding surgical instruments and wearing robes of their profession.

Orthodox nameday: 1/7, 1/11

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