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Cold instant coffee, clear the table and spend the afternoon silently watching the city.
Saints Cosmas and Damian Street
According to Christian traditions, Saints Cosmas and Damian were twin brothers, physicians, and early Christian martyrs born in Cilicia, part of today’s Turkey. They practiced their profession accepting no payment for their services being named “Ανάργυροι” (Unmercenary).
Their most famous miraculous exploit was the grafting of a leg from a recently deceased Ethiopian to replace a patient’s ulcered or cancerous leg, and was the subject of many paintings and illuminations. (see the street sign).
During the christian persecution under Diocletian, Cosmas and Damian were arrested, but they stayed true to their faith, enduring being hung on a cross, stoned and shot by arrows and finally suffered execution by beheading.
Carmela, Elena, Isabelle, Paco, Emilio, Alex and Patricia