The Holy Unmercenaries Cosmos and Damien

"Having placed all their hope in heaven, the divinely wise Cosmos and Damien laid up for themselves a treasure that could not be stolen away. They freely received and freely gave. Following the Gospel, they acquired neither silver nor gold, but performed works of mercy for men and beasts, so that through their obedience to Christ, they might pray with boldness on behalf of our souls."

- Adapted from the
Festal Vespers for Nov. 1
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