Martyrdom in the 20th Century

The Persecution of the Christian Churches by the Nazis

Based on an important Nuremberg document made public

The Persecution of Christians in Bolshevik Russia

Hungarian report from 1933.

 

Christian Martyrs up to the 20th Century

Stephen, the First Christian Martyr

The Apostles

The life and death of the twelve apostles and Matthias, who replaced Judas Iscariot.

Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles

The life, missionary journeys and death of Saint Paul. (Maps: Paul’s Three Missionary Journeys, Paul’s Trip to Rome)

Mark, the Evangelist

The work and martyrdom of the author of the earliest Gospel.

James, the Brother of Jesus Christ

Barnabas

Besides the apostles, Barnabas was one of the greatest missionaries of the first century.

Timothy

This most beloved disciple and fellow-worker of the Apostle Paul also shed his blood for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Polycarp

God performed special miracles at the martyrdom of this great Christian of the 2nd century, pupil of the Apostle John.

The Ten Persecutions of the Early Christians

Three centuries of fierce Roman opposition to Christianity: outline and extracts from the Church History of Eusebius of Caesarea.

Augustine On the Persecutions of the Early Christians
Hungarian Martyrs

The Hungarian Pagan Revolt of 1046 and the Martyrdom of Bishop Gellért

The Catholic Priests of the Archdiocese of Kalocsa-Bács in Hungary, Who Suffered Martyrdom Under the Communist Rule

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Based on the book Papi sorsok a horogkereszt és a vörös csillag árnyékában (Priests Under the Shadow of the Swastika and the Red Star) by Károly Hetényi Varga. This book sheds light on the tragic fate of not only the priests, but their congregation as well.

 

On Persecution and Martyrdom

“It is the Part of the Wicked to Vex the Righteous”

Excerpt from an epistle of Saint Clement of Rome.

The Manners of the Christians and the Reason of Their Persecution

From an epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus.

 

Links

International Christian Concern (ICC)

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

News Items Concerning the Persecuted Church

Crucified Kosovo

Destroyed and Desecrated Serbian Orthodox Churches in Kosovo and Metohia.

Persecuted for Christ in India