People are still dying for their faith in Christ. Jesus set the example. It is in dying that we are born into eternal life.
The challenge of modern martyrdom is placed firmly in the foreshadowing of the day of Hosanna (Palm Sunday). The ongoing violence and kidnapping of bishops in Syria is only the most recent.
So, if we are going to die for our faith, what is it that we actually
believe? Is it worth dying for?
Fr John Brian delves into this important issue of Christian spiritual
Lord, give us spiritual integrity even as the martyrs.
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This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, April 28, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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