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Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian of Mesopotamia

An icon of Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian of Mesopotamia.

The Icon

Feast Day - November 1st.

Saints Cosmos and Damian, two brothers and healers, are portrayed in their youth in the customary garb of physicians, holding scrolls attesting to their knowledge,and holding spoons representing the medicines that they administer. Their original names were Kosmas and Damianos. They were born to wealthy parents and believed that healing was a gift from God, therefore, they dedicated their healing art to serving all classes of people in the Christian community. Two other sets of brothers years later, were so inspired by them that they took the names Cosmos and Damian and also dedicated their lives to healing.

Troparion in tone 8

O holy unmercenaries and wonderworkers
Cosmas and Damian,
Visit us all in times of illness.
Freely have you received, freely grant to us.

Kontakion in tone 2

O glorious physicians and wonderworkers who have received the power of healing, Grant health to those in need.
In your kindness to us destroy the pride of our enemies,
And heal the world through your miracles.

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