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February 26:

St. Photini the Samaritan Woman
St. Porphyrios of Gaza

Great-martyr Photine of Samaria, the Samaritan Woman in the Gospel, and those with her, all martyred under Nero (66), including: her sisters: Phota, Photis, Parasceva, and Cyriaca (Kyriake), her sons: Victor Stratelates (or Photinus) and Joses (Joseph), and also Christodoulos, Sebastian the Duke, the officer Anatolius, and Theoclitus the former sorcerer (see also March 20); Saint Porphyrios of Gaza, Archbishop of Gaza (420); Saint Nicholas of "Katopinos"; Saint Dionysius of Augsburg, venerated as the first Bishop of Augsburg in Germany (c. 303); Saint Faustinian, second Bishop of Bologna in Italy (4th century); Saint Andrew of Florence, Bishop of Florence and Confessor (c. 407); Saint Agricola, Bishop of Nevers in France (c. 594); Saint Victor, a hermit in Arcis-sur-Aube in Champagne in France (7th century); Venerable Sebastian of Poshekhonye, founder of Sokhotsk Monastery, Yaroslavl (1500) (see also December 18); New Martyr John the Cabinetmaker (John Calphas, "the Apprentice"), by beheading, at Constantinople (1575); New Hieromartyr Sylvester (Olshevsky), Archbishop of Omsk, Bishop of Prilutsk and Vicar of Poltava (1920); New Hieromartyr Peter Varlamov, Priest of Ufim (1930); New Hieromartyr Sergius Voskresensky, Priest (1933); Virgin-martyr Anna Blagoveshchensky (1937); New Hieromartyr John (Pashin), Bishop of Rylsk (Rila) (1938); New Hieromartyr John Dunaev, Priest (1938); Other Commemorations: Synaxis of the Mezhetsk Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos at Kiev (1492).

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