FEAST DAY: September 27
DAY OF THE WEEK: Wednesday
CANDLE COLOR: Green (2)
LEGEND: Cosmas was the twin brother of Saint Damian. Physician who accepted no payment, charity which brought many to Christ. Martyr. The two suffered no injury during tortures. Many fables grew up about the brothers, connected in part with their relics. Cosmas was martyed in 303
Damian was the twin brother of Saint Cosmas. Physician who accepted no payment which brought many to Christ. Martyr. Suffered no injury from water, fire, air, nor on the cross during their tortures. Many fables grew up about them, connected in part with their relics. Saint Damian was tortured and beheaded c.287-303
Followers of Santeria use this image to represent the Twin Orishas Ibejis.
PETITION SAINTS COSMAS AND DAMIAN: for health matters, sickness, correct diagnosis and medication, to fight for your behalf, against obstacles.
PATRONAGE: apothecaries, barbers, blind people, chemical industry, chemical manufacturers, doctors, druggists, hairdressers, hernias, midwives, physicians, pharmacists, relief from pestilence, surgeons
REPRESENTATION: Cosmas: box of ointment; phial Damian : box of ointment, phial, Medical emblems