The Holy Martyrs Peregrinus, Lucian, Pompeius, Isichius, Papius, Satorninus and Germanus (II) were natives of Italy. They suffered for Christ under the emperor Trajan in the city of Dirrachium, located at the shore of the Adriatic sea.
Being present at the martyrdom of Bishop Astius, who was crucified by the Romans upon a cross, they openly praised the courage and firmness of the holy confessor, for which cause they were seized, and as confessors of faith in Christ, they were drowned in the sea. Their bodies, carried by the waves to shore, were hidden there in the sand by christians. The martyrs appeared to the bishop of Alexandria 90 years later with a command to bury their bodies and to raise up a church over them.