Icon of Saints Cosmas and Damian of Asia


Icon of Saints Cosmas and Damian of Asia, with 12 hagiographical scenes, painted in Guslitsy in the mid-19th century. The Holy Brothers Cosmas and Damian lived in the 4th century in Asia Minor and were known for their medical and healing powers. They were the Anargyri (“without silver”) doctors, meaning that they did not take money for their services. Instead, they preached Christianity to their patients. Cosmas and Damian of Asia died peacefully and were buried in the same grave in Mesopotamia.

Icon of Saints Cosmas and Damian of Asia


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