Photine of Samaria
St Photine of Samaria and those with her
(John 4:1-42) "Photine" was the Samaritan woman who encountered Christ at Jacob's well. She repented after a very gentle and wise conversation with Christ and went and told her townspeople that she had met the Christ. For this, she is sometimes claimed as the first to proclaim the Gospel of Christ.
She converted her five sisters (St Anatole, St Photo, St Photis, St Paraskeve and St Kyriake) and her two sons (St Photinos, formerly known as Victor, and St Joses). They all converted and became tireless evangelists for Christ.
When Apostles Peter and Paul had both
In Rome, under the persecutions of Emperor Nero [tba], she received the crown of martyrdom along with her two sons (St Photinos and St Joses), their friend (St Sebastianos, Duke) and her five sisters (St Anatole, St Photo, St Photis, St Paraskeve and St Kyriake).
They are all celebrated in the Orthodox Church February 26.
There is some literature to suggest that St Photine had six sons.
Meaning of "Photine"
Hymns & Troparia