Saturday, 26 September 2015

26th September - Cosmas and Damian, the Unmercenaries

Cosmas and Damian (known as moneyless or silverless) were twin brothers, physicians, and early Christian martyrs (d303). They practiced their profession in the seaport of Aegeae, then in the Roman province of Syria.

Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named "Unmercenaries". By this they attracted many to the Christian faith.

Patrons against blindness, against pestilence and patrons for apothecaries, barbers, blind people, doctors, hairdressers, hernias, midwives, pharmacists and surgeons