Ss Cosmas and Damian

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The twin brothers Saint Cosmas and Damian were physicians and early Christian martyrs born in Cilicia, part of today’s Turkey. They practiced their profession in the seaport of Aegea, then in the Roman province of Syria. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named “Ανάργυροι” (Unmercenary); it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith.

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