Posts about martyrs

The Sounding Blog

I Had Not Thought Death Had Undone So Many

When Dante makes his famous literary descent into the Inferno, he utters these now-famous words: “I had not thought death had undone so many.” Six…

Mar 23, 2015
Beauty Will Save the World

Martyrs are Witnesses

In this episode, Fr. Barnabas Powell treats the topic of Martyrdom. He reminds us that the word Martyr means “Witness,” but there will be times…

Mar 19, 2015
Orthodox News

Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

We’ve reported about the little Christian girl in Iraq who forgives ISIS for driving her from her home. Now, videos are starting to emerge of the…

Mar 19, 2015
Orthodox News

On the New Martyrs of the Middle East: An Orthodox View

Bishop Thomas was asked to offer a response to what is going on in the Middle East. Below is his response. Special thanks to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick…

Mar 13, 2015
Come Receive the Light

Too Young to Witness for Christ?

Are you too young to be a martyr, a witness for Christ?  Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis is with us again, and he has the answer to this question.  Listen…

Mar 13, 2015
The Sounding Blog

14,000 Innocent Children: Christmas Has a Cost

Christmas can be too comfortable sometimes.  As the Nativity Season unfolds, churches are celebrating the birth of Christ.   Gifts are being shared,…

Dec 26, 2014
The Sounding Blog

Saint Stephen: The Death of a Revolutionary

Saint Stephen is usually hailed as the first Christian martyr, but he is more than that. His death was also a boundary, and the blood which flowed from…

Dec 24, 2014
Be Transfigured

God Wants You To Be a Martyr

In a day when our world is frantically searching wealth and honor, Christians are daily called to choose between worldly priorities and a Godly life. Your…

Oct 27, 2014
The Sounding Blog

A Reflection on a Reflection

I recall sitting down to write my An Orthodox Response to Beheading by Muslims, and as my re-inaugural piece for the Orthodox Christian Network (a number…

Oct 02, 2014
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