St. Cosmas And Damian

St. Cosmas And Damian Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 01/11
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/26
Tridentine Calendar - 09/26


Patron Of: Apothecaries, Barbers, Blind People, Chemical Industries, Doctors, Druggists, Hairstylists, Midwives, Pharmacists, Physicians, Surgeons

Cosmas is the twin brother of Saint Damian. Physician who accepted no payment, charity which brought many to Christ. Martyr. The two suffered no injury during tortures. Many fables grew up about the brothers, connected in part with their relics.

Died: martyred c.303

Damian is the twin brother of Saint Cosmas. Physician who accepted no payment which brought many to Christ. Martyr. Suffered no injury from water, fire, air, nor on the cross during their tortures. Many fables grew up about them, connected in part with their relics.

Died: tortured and beheaded c.287-303; relics at Cyrus, Syria  



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