Book of Saints – Photina, Joseph, Victor, Sebastian, Anatolius, Photius, Photides, Parasceves and Cyriaca

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(Saints) Martyrs (March 10) (1st century) Christians of the Age of the Apostles. Photina, Photides, Parasceves and Cyriaca were sisters, and Saint Victor, an officer in the Imperial army, appears to have been their brother. The others were, it would seem, soldiers under Saint Victor. Tradition connects them all with Palestine. Indeed, the Greeks go so far as to identify Saint Photina with the Samaritan woman of the fourth chapter of Saint John. The names given above are, as is evident, those which these Christians took at their conversion to Christianity and Baptism. That they were put to death on account of their religion is certain, but the Greek writers need not be followed in the description they give of the preliminary torments the Saints underwent. In the ordinary course they would have been scourged and then either beheaded or burned alive.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Photina, Joseph, Victor, Sebastian, Anatolius, Photius, Photides, Parasceves and Cyriaca”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 November 2016. Web. 10 December 2016. <>