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Christian Martyrs

Saint Philothei: 16th Century Martyr, 21st Century Role Model

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

By imitating Christ, following His commandments and being a selfless almsgiver, Saint Philothei the Righteous Martyr of Athens provides faith, hope and love to the faithful 400 years after her death and serves as a true role model.

World Wide Christian Persecution Doubled In 2013

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more ...

Redefining 'Martyrdom'

Religion News Service | Judd Birdsall | Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Christianity can be a deadly commitment. This past Sunday was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, an occasion that remind...

Saint Demetrios the Myrrh-Streamer: A True Martyr

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The term martyr is often misused in modern discourse. A martyr is not one who chooses to die; rather, it is when one involuntarily - but without hesitation - suffers torment at the hands of others because of a public declaration or confession of faith, that they genuinely receive the crown of martyrdom.

Dangerous Christians Who Teach Us To Live Like Jesus

Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

Jesus himself was perceived as a threat precisely because he challenged seemingly unchangeable laws about the Sabbath and broke down the boundaries between the pure insiders and the unclean outsiders.