The 40 Martyrs of Sebaste: Confession through martyrdom

The 40 Martyrs of Sebaste: Confession through martyrdom

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   A troparion of the liturgical Service in honour of the Forty Martyrs says: ‘Suffering with bravery at present, we are rejoicing at what we are anticipating, said the martyrs’. There was evident readiness from the very beginning to employ the confessionary approach to Christianity. What...

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