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Righteous Abel, first martyr in the history of mankind; Martyrs Photine (Fatima, Svetlana), the Samaritan woman, martyred under Nero (66), together with her sisters Phota, Photis, Parasceva, and Cyriaca (Kyriake), her sons Victor (or Photinus) and Joses (Joseph), Sebastian the Duke, the officer Anatolius, and Theoclitus the former sorcerer; Martyr Akula (Aquila) the Eparch, by the sword; Seven Virgin-martyrs of Amisus (Samsun): Alexandra, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Juliana, Euphemia, and Theodosia (c. 303-305); Martyr Emmanuel, by the sword; Martyr Rodian, by the sword; Martyr Lollian the Elder; Hieromartyr Tadros, Bishop of Edessa, at Jerusalem (691); Martyr Michael the Sabbaite, at Jerusalem (691); Martyr Archil II (Archilios II), king of Georgia (744) - (see also June 21); The Venerable monastic fathers who were slain at the Monastery of St. Sabbas: Saints John, Sergius, Patrick, and others (796); Saint Nicetas the Confessor, Bishop of Apollonias in Bithynia (813); Saint Urbitius, Bishop of Metz in the east of France (c. 420); Saint Tertricus, Bishop of Langres and uncle of St Gregory of Tours (572); Saint Martin of Braga in Iberia (580); Venerable Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, the Wonder-worker, Bishop of Lindisfarne (687); Saint Herbert of Derwentwater, an Anglo-Saxon priest and friend of St Cuthbert, who lived as a hermit on St Herbert's Island (687); Saint Wulfram of Sens, missionary, Bishop of Sens (703); Saint Benignus, a monk and Abbot of Fontenelle Abbey (725); Saint Remigius von Straßburg, a noble, became Abbot of Münster near Colmar in France and in 776 Bishop of Strasbourg (783); Saint William of Peñacorada, monk at the monastery of Satagún in León in Spain (c. 1042); Hieromartyr Euphrosynus of Blue-Jay Lake (Valaam, Novgorod Republic) (1612); New-Martyr Myron of Mega Castro (Heraklion) in Crete (1793); New Hieromartyr Basil, Deacon (1938); New Hieromartyr Nicholas Holz, priest of Novosiolki (Chełm and Podlasie, Poland) (1944); Other Commemorations: Martyr Luarsab II of Kartli, King of Kartli-Kakheti, eastern Georgia (1622) - (see also June 21).