St. Photini

The New Testament describes the familiar account of the "woman at the well" (John 4:5-42), who was a Samaritan

St. Photini

The New Testament describes the familiar account of the "woman at the well" (John 4:5-42), who was a Samaritan. She is known as the Samaritan Woman. Up to that point she had led a sinful life, one which resulted in a rebuke from Jesus Christ. However, she responded to Christ's stern admonition with genuine repentance, was forgiven her sinful ways, and became a convert to the Christian Faith - taking the name 'Photini' at Baptism, which literally means "the enlightened one".