Tuesday, 27 October, 2020

It was not easy for Governor Lysias to kill them.

sts cosmas and damian

Newsroom (September 26, 2020 12:10 pm Gaudium Press)  Saint Cosmas and Saint Damien were twin brothers. They were doctors and lived in the third century, and were born in Arabia.

They were called the “non-collectors” because they did not ask the poor for money but rather for a few minutes to talk to them about Jesus Christ.

The people were very fond of them. As a result, their apostolate was very fruitful, something that the devil and his Roman accomplices at the time could not like.

The people were very fond of them. As a result, their apostolate was very fruitful, something that the devil and his Roman accomplices at the time could not like.

The governor of the province of Cilicia, Lysias, tried to stop them from preaching. Obviously, he failed.

So, he gave the order to throw them into the sea. But a gigantic wave brought them back to the shore. Instead of seeing in this the hand of God, Lysias insisted on killing them and ordered them to be burned.

But on the scaffold, the flames did not reach them, but went against the executioners, and burned them.

Finally, Lysias ordered that they be beheaded, which occurred.

But as it often happens, at the tomb of these two martyrs, prodigies began to happen.

And so, Justinian, the Christian emperor of Constantinople, suffering from a terrible disease, asked for the intercession of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, and was healed. Later he went with his highest-ranking officials to their tombs to thank the Saints. This made their fame increase notably.

All around the world, churches have been built to honor them.

With information from EWTN

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