St. Photini, the Samaritan woman. You may know the story from the Bible, but Orthodoxy tells us what happened next. Her son, Victor, was a Roman general who defied Nero. She and her daughters traveled to Rome and spoke with Nero, trying to convert him to Christianity. Instead, he launched a persecution, during which she and her children were executed. Here, she is show with her eight children, all of them also saints.
Άξιον εστίν Panagia Axion Estin, or It is Truly Meet, is the name given to the icon of Mary before which, according to tradition, the hymn of Axion Estin was revealed.The original icon still stands on the high altar of the main church on Mount Athos, Greece.