ANICETUS, PHOTINUS, and OTHERS (Saints) Martyrs (August 12) (4th century) Martyred at Nicomedia, on the shores of the Sea of Marmora, the favourite residence of the Emperor Diocletian (A.D. 304). Saints Anicetus and Photinus were brothers, or (as others say) uncle and nephew. They, with several other Christians, were put to the torture and afterwards burned at the stake. A church in which their relics were enshrined was afterwards built on the island of Daphnos, between Lesbos and Samos, in the Aegean Sea. The Greek Menology gives a detailed account of their martyrdom, and the account is corroborated by independent manuscripts now in the Imperial Library at Vienna.