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Sunday Martyr Moments: A series

By Elizabeth Prata

Though I write every day on the blog, on Sundays over the years I’ve rested and did not write much. I’ve also presented content that is more aligned with a day of rest and reflection on Christ and His word. I’ve posted Kay Cude’s poetry. I’m currently doing a series on God’s Attributes. In the past I posted excerpts from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.

Sundays are a good time to think about those who preceded us in death for the cause of Christ.

Here are a few links to some of those essays

Sunday Martyr Moment: Sanctus, Blandina, and Ponticus

Sunday Martyr Moment: Justin Martyr, Felicitatis, others

Sunday Martyr moment: Germanicus and Polycarp

Sunday Martyr Moment: John Huss, “The goose is cooked”

Sunday Martyr Moment: Apostle John

Sunday Martyr Moment: James, Timon, Parmenas, Philip

There are other entries in the Sunday Martyr Moment in the series. Just search using the title I just named and search bar above at the right. After you read enough of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, your heart clenches and you gain perspectives about Christ’s power in dire circumstances to give courage, about the dedication of those who died, and of man’s inhumanity to man. I pray-

Lord, we know that the unregenerate heart and unsanctified mind can devise horror after horror. The Holocaust showed us the depths of man’s inhumanity to man and the future Tribulation will exceed even those horrors. It’s unimaginable what the Christians who preceded us went through, but thank You for your grace and comfort to them while they were under trial. I know that many hearts were converted upon seeing their courage, which was the strength of the Holy Spirit in them. As this time at the end of the Age of Grace draws to a close, I pray You deliver the same strength and courage to today’s martyrs. So that once more, many hearts are converted as they see dark evil of hate and torture against Your light of holy eternity in pure hearts proclaiming Your name even as they die under the sword.


Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.