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St. Zoe



Commemorated on February 13

As a young girl, Zöe was a prostitute and a temptress. When she saw St. Martinian leap into the fire in order to subdue in himself all lust, she bitterly repented, retreating to a convent in Bethlehem where, as an ascetic and recluse, she heroically lived a life of mortification. Repenting of all her sins, she received from God the gift of working miracles.

By the winds of the sea, St. Photina was cast on the island where St. Martinian had earlier isolated himself. Photina remained there in fasting and prayer, along with Zöe, where they later died.

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