New Martyr Constantine of Hydra (the island he was born) accepted the Muslim faith in Constantinople due to tradition. However, he soon deeply repented and left for Mount Athos, where, by strict monastic efforts, he tried to repent. Dissatisfied with his progress, he reappeared in Constantinople where he openly confessed his faith. For this he was beheaded (1800). He is celebrated Nov 14.
St. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned. When he refused to renounce his faith he was beaten with clubs, and afterwards, beheaded on February 14, about the year 270.