Patron Saints of Doctors
St. Cosmas and St. Damian lived during the 3rd century.
They were twin brothers who dedicated themselves to
healing the sick and injured throughout Agea and Syria.
The two brothers took no money from their patients and
treated them with mercy and kindness.
It is said that St. Cosmas and Damian miraculously transplanted
the black leg of a recently deceased Ethiopian onto
the body of a white man as depicted in this painting.
St. Cosmas and Damian Persecuted
St. Cosmas & Damian were persecuted under Diocletian
and arrested. The two brothers were ordered to deny
their Christian faith but they remained steadfast in
their devotion to Jesus
Christ. St. Cosmas and St. Damian were martyred
along with their three younger brothers, Anthimus, Leontius,
St. Cosmas and St. Damian Feast Day
The feast day of St. Cosmas and St. Damian is September
26 in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox
Church, and the Eastern Catholic Church. September 27
is the feast day in the Roman Catholic Church.
St. Cosmas and St. Damian Gifts
Giving the following St. Cosmas and St. Damian gifts
is traditional for Christians who have friends or relatives
entering the medical profession. St. Cosmas and Damian
are the patron saints of many medical professionals
including: surgeons, veterinarians, dentists, and pharmacists.
They are also the patron saints of child care providers
The most popular St. Cosmas Damian
St. Cosmas Damian medal
St. Cosmas Damian charm
St. Cosmas Damian medallion
St. Cosmas Damian pendant
Prayer to St. Cosmas and St. Damian
Oh glorious martyrs of Christ,
Saints Cosmas and Damian,
you gave your lives for the love of God,
benefiting your fellow man,
and crowning your martyrdom with an open and loyal profession
of your faith.
You taught us to love God above all things,
and to love our fellow man as ourselves,
and without fear,
the religion of Jesus.
Augmenting amongst the faithful populace many miracles,
you are glorious indeed.
Through your intercession,
which brings about deliverance of these miracles,
we pray to you for your aid in all things.
May your patronage never be far from us in the illness
of our body and soul.
Oh great protectors,
Saints Cosmas & Damian,
assist us with your love and free us from all evils.
Large St. Cosmas Damian Medallion
Have the jewelry store engrave the recipient's
name on the back of the pendant along with a short
message or date if appropriate.
|St. Cosmas Damian Charm
perfect size for a charm bracelet or a necklace
for a child. All gold filled and sterling silver
pendants come with a chain.
Click on image.