February 24, 2015

A Panegyric in Praise of the New Martyrs of Libya

Why did you not cry, pleading with those who are about to murder you, that they may free you? Why did you not acquiesce to their demands? Did they not propose that you abandon your Christ? Wouldn’t they have had mercy on you had you accepted their religion? Do you not fear death?! Whence did you acquire this courage? What theological training did you obtain? From what seminary did you graduate? What monastery did you – …

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