In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Dear beloved, we celebrate the feast day of Saint Cosmas, Hymnographer, and Bishop of Maiuma in the 8th century. The saint was the foster-brother of Saint John of Damascus, the Holy Greek church father, Syrian hieromonk, who gave us important treatises and writings on the defence of icons, Orthodoxy, and Christology.