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Photeine

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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


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Traditional name of the Samaritan woman who met Christ by Jacob's Well. Called Svetlana by the Slavs, she is one of the best-known saints of the Eastern churches. According to later legends she preached in North Africa and Italy and is believed to have died as a martyr in rome with her five sisters and others in the reign of Nero. Photeine is commemorated on the fifth Sunday after Pentecost and on 26 February (Greeks) or 20 March (Slavs). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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