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Martyrdom

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Agatha, St.
tortured for resisting advances of Quintianus. [Christian Hagiog.: Daniel, 21]
Alban, St.
traditionally, first British martyr. [Christian Hagiog: NCE, 49]
Andrew, St.
apostle and missionary; condemned to be scourged and crucified. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 4]
arrow and cross
symbol of martyrdom of St. Sebastian. [Christian Iconog.: Attwater, 304]
Brown, John
(1800–1859) abolitionist leader; died for antislavery cause. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 111]
Callista
beautiful Greek convert; executed and later canonized. [Br. Lit.: Callista]
Campion, Edmund
harassed and tortured by Anglicans, hanged on a false charge of treason. [Br. Lit.: Edmund Campion in Magill I, 237]
carnelian
symbol of St. Sebastian. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Handbook, I, 411]
Elmo, St.
patron saint of sailors; intestines wound on windlass. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 117]
Golgotha
place of martyrdom or of torment; after site of Christ’s crucifixion. [Western Folklore: Espy, 79]
Holy Innocents
male infants slaughtered by Herod. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 179; N.T.: Matthew 2:16–18]
James Intercisus, St.
cut to pieces for belief in Christianity. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 2]
Jesus Christ
crucified at demand of Jewish authorities. [N.T.: Matthew 27:24–61; Mark 15:15–47; Luke 23:13–56; John 19:13–42]
Joan of Arc, St.
(1412–1431) burned at stake for witchcraft (1431). [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1417; Br. Lit.: I Henry VI]
John the Baptist, St.
Jewish prophet; beheaded at instigation of Salome. [N.T.: Matthew 11:1–19; 17:11–13]
More, Sir Thomas
(1478–1535) statesman and humanist; be-headed for opposition to Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1830]
Nero’s Torches
oil- and tar-smeared Christians implanted and set aflame. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 614]
palm
appeared on martyrs’ graves. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 73]
Perpetua, St., and St. Felicity
gored by wild beasts; slain with swords. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 273]
Peter, St.
apostle crucified upside down in Rome. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 310]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) perhaps executed more for radicalism than murder (August 22, 1927). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 311]
Sebastian, St.
Roman soldier; shot with arrows and struck with clubs. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 75]
Stephen, St.
first martyr; stoned as blasphemer. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 313]
sword
instrument of decapitation of early saints. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 14]
Thecla, St.
first woman martyr. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary, 1072]
Thomas à Becket, St.
(1118–1170) brutally slain in Canterbury cathedral by king’s knights. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2735–2736]
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After going to the Turkish martyrdom, EcavuE-oy-lu placed wreath on here and a moment of silence was observed.
He said these party workers carried no weapons or batons during their struggle for democracy yet they were targeted by roaring guns and embraced martyrdom for the cause of the nation and the democratic order.
In recent years a great deal has been written about martyrdom in different contexts.
Polycarp declares, "Blessed indeed and noble are all the martyrdoms that took place in accordance with God's will.
For the date of the document, see Musurillo 1972: xxxiv (259; Birley 1991: 603, placing the martyrdoms recorded 'in the spring of 259'), and see in general Delehaye 1966: 59-62.
In the 1563 edition, the account of Askew's martyrdom was preceded by accounts of the martyrdoms of John Kirby and Roger Clerk in Ipswich in 1546, the recantation of Edward Crome (1546), the execution of Peter Sapience in Paris in 1545, the persecution in Calais (1540-1543), the providential punishments of Lord Lisle and others responsible for the persecution in Calais (1540-1542), the assassination of Cardinal David Beaton in 1546 (another example of divine retribution on a persecutor), and the penance imposed on William Button, a crossbowmaker of Calais, for anticlerical remarks made in 1539 (1563, 654-69).
Unlike the martyrdoms in most parts of the world, whole sectors of the religious community were liquidated.
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Akar paid visits to Turkish and Azerbaijani martyrdoms, put carnations to the graves and wrote on the special register of Turkish martyrdom.
ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The list of fifteen martyrdoms of GHQ attack including civilians and military personals has been issued here on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2009 (Frontier Star): The list of fifteen martyrdoms of GHQ attack including civilians and military personals has been issued here on Tuesday.