Posts about martyrs

Pearls of Great Price

Blessed are the Persecuted

We all endure some form of suffering if we are Christian. Martyrdom is one of the most challenging to come to terms with – especially in our modern times….

Sep 04, 2014
The Sounding

Beaten by a Dream

He was a teen, and sometimes, teenage boys just want to have fun. So on the first warm spring day, Gregory made plans to pick up a couple of his friends…

Aug 19, 2014
The Sounding

Persecution and Thanksgiving

The Orthodox writer Rod Dreher has popularized the Law of Merited Impossibility, as applied to Christians: “It’s absurd to say Christians are…

Aug 03, 2014
Orthodox News

Pravoslavie: About 35,000 New Martyrs in Database of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

MOSCOW – The martyrs for the faith in the 20th century included in the database of Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities (Moscow) number…

Jul 11, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Ομολογία “έμπροσθεν των ανθρώπων”

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης ακολουθώντας την ευαγγελική περικοπή της Α Ματθαίου υπενθυμίζει…

Jun 14, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodox Christianity in China? The Story of the Chinese Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion

The feast day commemorating the Chinese Orthodox Christian martyrs from the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 has just passed on the New Calendar. A post about these…

Jun 12, 2014
The Sounding

The Martyrdom of Polycarp

St. Polycarp fled from his own martyrdom, proclaimed it “in accordance with the Gospel,” and wants you to do the same. On Sunday February 23rd, the…

Feb 22, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy – February 14, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News…

Feb 14, 2014
The Sounding

Let No Man Put Asunder

We live in a culture of divorce. In North America, fully one half of all marriages end in divorce, and sometimes persons have several divorces, divorcing…

Dec 04, 2013
This Month's Topic

Christian Persecution in the Muslim World

As tragic events continue to unfold in lands where the early Christian church flourished, OCN asks you to join us in prayer for Christians suffering and…

Oct 01, 2013
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