Cosmas and Damian
Cosmas and Damian may refer to several different pairs of unmercenary saints:
- These Saints, who are different from those that are celebrated in November, were from Rome. They were physicians, freely bestowing healing upon beasts and men, asking nothing from the healed other than that they confess and believe in Christ. They ended their life in martyrdom in the year 284, under the Emperors Carinus and Numerian.
- Sainted Unmercenaries and Wonder Workers, regard our infirmities; freely you have received, freely share with us.
- Having received the grace of healing, ye extend health to those in need, O glorious and wonderworking physicians. Hence, by your visitation, cast down the audacity of our enemies, and by your miracles, heal the world.