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Today, all that's left of the city of Pergamum, now in modern-day Turkey, are ruins. And you hold fast to my name, and did not deny my faith even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Who wouldn't sing in His honor, "I die every day" I Corinthians 15: Life for Christians in Pergamum. The enraged pagan priests dragged the Hieromartyr Antipas to the temple of Artemis and threw him into a red-hot copper bull, where usually they put the sacrifices to the idols.
There is a vast army of heroes of faith encountered in the Old Testament and the New, along with those mentioned in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, whose commitment to the Triune God draws due admiration. He would then proceed to his own religious edifice to perform his preferred practice — a common syncretistic act which never lacked its double-faced devotees.
Observing the manner of life and trend of belief into which a certain segment of the congregation was drifting, Antipas became aware of the ignoble development leading to their spiritual death.
FAQ Index. Everything about his blessed Savior bore the stamp of excellence.
Before His death our Lord heartened His faithful disciples by saying: Previously, Evangelist had told them that one or both must seal their testimony with blood. We do not think of him simply as a good Christian who has been elevated to the company of the Saints; for that would be simply to rejoice; and neither our mourning nor our rejoicing is as the world's is.
Martyrologists say almost nothing about him.
The ancient Greeks had a god or goddess for every notion and concept. It has been suggested that this distressing label could be due to the multitude of pagan practices that abounded in the city, including the worshipping of the Roman emperor as a God.
The year was AD 92. He was also cognisant of who his Lord was: In the light of the downward spiral of some, death for his Savior was gain Philippians 1: Antipas lost his head; the modern under-shepherd will face other losses. I Maccabees 12: The memorial of St.
Patients entered through an underground tunnel. Thomas Cosmades. Passing on to the N.
It can kill you!