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45 Opposite: Cosmas and Damianus, patron saints of the fraternity of surgeons. Miracle of the transplantation of a moorish limb. Wood- panel painting of unknown Swabian master. | Landesmuseum Württemberg Left: Ghotic St. Catharina chapel in the Sint Servaaskerk . Former chapel with the Cosmas and Damianus -altar of the fraternity of surgeons in Maastricht. | Photo Appie Derks Right: Cosmas en Damianus stained-glass window | Wim Berings, 1960 private collection started at , the service on the previous day, but the highlight on the day of the feast was the celebration of the Eucharist on the altar in the chapel of Sint Catharina and the actual feast in the fraternity’s leubeor meeting place. Traditionally, there was plenty to eat and drink. The location of the leube remains unknown until the present day. Today there is nothing in the Sint-Servaas church that reminds of the two martyrs, but the treasury of the Onze- Lieve-Vrouwekerk still contains a ceremonial vestment from 1500 with the figures of Cosmas and Damianus.


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