Among those saints whom the Church recognizes as particularly powerful intercessors against the demon of lust are St. Mary of Egypt, St. Basil of Mangazeya, St. John the Much-suffering of the Kiev Caves, St. Moses the Hungarian, Virgin-Martyr Zlata and St. Photina (in Russian, Svetlana).
Photina was that Samaritan woman whom our Lord met at Jacob’s Well. When He disclosed the secret of her profligate life, she
believed in Him at once as that Messiah which was to come, and began spreading
the Gospel among the Samaritans, converting many.
Later, she and her son Josiah and her five sisters went to Carthage to
preach and then to Rome. Another
son, Victor, was a soldier and had already come to Emperor Nero’s attention as
being a Christian. The Emperor
summoned the whole family and with threats and tortures tried to force them to
renounce their faith in Jesus Christ. Meanwhile,
when Nero’s daughter Domnina came in contact with Photina (the Lord Himself
had given her the name, meaning “resplendent” or “shining with light”),
she, too, was converted. The
enraged emperor had the heads of the sons and sisters cut off; Photina was held
in prison for a few more weeks before being thrown into a well, where she
joyously gave her soul to the Lord.
Illumined by the Holy Spirit, and refreshed by the streams of Christ the Saviour, O all-lauded one, thou didst drink the water of salvation and didst give abundantly to them that were athirst. O great martyr and peer of the Apostles, holy Photina, do thou entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.[OA/_private/oabot.htm]