Photinus of Lyons

Other names

Pothinus

Introduction

Photinus, or Pothinus, is mentioned in a letter attributed to Irenaeus of Lyon (2nd century), as having been the previous bishop of Lyon. He is said to have been martyred under Marcus Aurelius.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Lyons

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Fittick, Photinus (ns)

Sometimes confused with Fittick of Nigg, aka Photinus

The Church of Nigg, which is connected with St Fittick, is mentioned in 1495 in association with a St Photinus, and Nigg is connected with Photinus in the Aberdeen Breviary.

Related Personal Names

Name

Photinus

Feast days

Day of Year

June 2

Notes

This is the usual day for the martyrs of Lyon, of which Photinus, allegedly was one. This is also the day of a fair in Torry, where Fittick / Photinus's church lies (Paul, fairs, 167).

Day of Year

Dec 23

Calendar

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Source code

K. Brev. Ab.

Source title

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

111-124

Year

1872

Notes

Kal. Brev. Ab. Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis, in Forbes 1872, 111-124

Quote from source

Fotini epi mart.ix. l.

Day of Year

Dec 23

Calendar

Scottish Entries in the Martyrology of Aberdeen

Source code

Mart. Ab.

Source title

Scottish Entries in the Martyrology of Aberdeen

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

125-137

Year

1872

Notes

Mart. Ab. Scottish Entries in the Martyrology of Aberdeen, in Forbes 1872, 125-137

Quote from source

Sancti Fotini episcopi et martyris apud Neyg Sancti Andree diocesis.