Our Holy Church is Blessed with three sets of twin brother Holy Physician Saints – Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian of Arabia, Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian of Rome and Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian of Asia Minor.
They share a common Feast Day on October 17th with the other Holy Unmercenary Saints.
Paraklesis to the Holy Unmercenary Saints
Apolytikion: Holy Unmercenaries and Wonderworkers, visit our weaknesses; freely you have received, freely give to us.
Kontakion: 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.
Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian of Arabia
and their brothers Saint Leontios, Saint Anthimos and Saint Euprepios
Feast Day: October 17th
The Life of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian of Arabia: As physicians they traveled through various cities and lands, and brought healing to many at no charge. This gave them the opportunity to preach Christ to unbelievers and convert them to the True Faith…
In Melbourne, Australia, we are Blessed to have a portion of the Holy Relics of Saint Kosmas and Saint Damian at the Church of the Holy Unmercenary Saints Kosmas and Damian in Oakleigh.