African Saints (from the Prologue of Ohird):
March 16th: Sabinus of Hermopolis, Egypt (303) – A Syrian who lived in the Egyptian city. Sabinus was betrayed by someone he aided and was drowned in the Nile River.
March 17th: Deacon Ambrose of Alexandria (400)
March 20th: Photina the Samaritan Woman – She spoke with Jesus in John 4:4-31. She and her two sons and five sisters evangelized in Carthage after the Lord’s Resurrection. They were arrested and sent to Rome where they were martyred by Nero.
March 21st: Bishop Serapion of Thmuis, Egypt (358) – Serapion was a companion of Anthony the Great and was the Abbot of a monastery with over 11,000 monks. Four lessons are attributed to him in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers.
A Word from the Fathers & Mothers
“Don’t think that sickness is grievous. Sickness accompanies us only to the grave, but sin follows the sinner even after the grave.” — Abba Serapion