Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs


Feast day is celebrated on September 26th

Sts. Cosmas and Damian were twin brothers and Christian martyrs who lived in the 3rd century. They were known as "anargyroi," which means "the silverless," because they were physicians who treated people without accepting payment.

According to legend, they were born in Arabia and studied medicine in Syria. They became skilled doctors and were known for their compassionate and generous nature. They would often offer their services to the poor and heal people miraculously.

During the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, Christians were being persecuted. Sts. Cosmas and Damian were arrested because of their faith and their refusal to renounce Christianity. They were tortured but remained steadfast in their beliefs.

The brothers miraculously survived despite numerous attempts to kill them, including drowning, burning, and crucifixion. Finally, Cosmas and Damian, along with three of their brothers, were beheaded. 

Sts. Cosmas and Damian are regarded as the patron saints of physicians, surgeons, and pharmacists. Their feast day is celebrated on September 26th by the Roman Catholic Church and on November 1st by the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Their story serves as an inspiration for the selfless care and service that healthcare professionals provide to others.

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