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Santi Cosma e Damiano
Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian
Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano
SS Cosma e Damiano
41.892051° N, 12.487464° E
Via dei Fori Imperiali
+39 6 699 1540

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Max Yakovlev Max Yakovlev
January 14, 2014

Dear sirs!

After the recent Sts. Cosmas and Damian’s feast (14.11) I would like to ask: did you know about any investigations concerning their lives? An obvious fact that there are historical parallels among the three pairs of the Saints. Besides, it seems to be incredible that through a merely ONE century there were as much as THREE pairs of holy brothers-unmercenaries (extremely rare kind of holiness), moreover bearing the same names!

I would appreciate any information of that kind.

With respect,

Max A. Yakovlev, Moscow, RUSSIA.

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Holly Hayes
October 8, 2013
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July 11, 2014