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Eating With the Enemy

It was a big game day in the city, when thousands had gathered for their favorite sporting event at the amphitheater. Children were laughing,...

The Tears and the Embrace of Ecclesia Mater

Eusebius of Caesarea is well known for his highly optimistic appraisal of the Roman Empire’s turn — first, in toleration, then, in support —...

Pakistani Priest Lived to ‘Lift High the Cross’

William Siraj was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle while driving home from church.

Be Emptied That You Might Be Full: On the Feast of Stephen

By Steve Rice The Golden Legend, Jacobus de Voragine’s medieval commentary on the saints, says the Church has kept the feasts of St. Stephen, St....

The Beheading of John the Baptist and the (Post-)Traumatic Church

By Elizabeth Anderson The new trial use commemorations approved by the Episcopal Church’s 2018 General Convention include several feasts that are both ancient and widespread,...

Militant Saints: Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Jonathan Daniels, and the Marian Call

By Kenly Stewart "We are beginning to see as we never saw before that we are truly in the world and yet ultimately not of...

The Holy Innocents

By Daniel Martins The notion of "innocence" has an interesting range of meaning. At a literal and concrete level, it denotes absence of guilt or...

The Second Day of Christmas: The Feast of Stephen

By Jean McCurdy Meade Thanks to the charming carol, “Good King Wenceslas,” most Christians know that the day after Christmas is the Feast of Stephen....

Courage, Integrity, and Presence: Aleksandr Men

A Russian Orthodox priest was a prolific author despite the militant atheism of the Soviet Union. Then he was murdered.

Fire Revives Memories about Martyrs

Memories of 10 Anglican missionaries who stayed in post at the cost of their lives are being renewed after a church boarding school dormitory was destroyed by fire May 23.


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