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When was it established that there were 14,000 innocents martyred?

In the Orthodox Church tradition, as I understand it, the Feast of the 14,000 Martyrs commemorates the deaths of the children massacred by Herod in what is otherwise known as the 'Massacre of the ...
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How did the Apostles die?

For some reference as to why this question interests me, one of the evidences that is often given for proof that Jesus really did die and was resurrected is the change wrought in his original ...
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What was the Christian response to death-loving practices of Ancient Roman society?

In Ancient Rome, gladiators would fight to the death for the amusement of the crowd. What did Christians do to stop this?
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Any Roman Catholic Church martyrs from 10 - 15th centuries?

Do we know of any martyrs from among the Roman Catholic Church that lived during the 5 centuries before Martin Luther (i.e. 10 - 15th centuries). I am especially interested in those who have been ...
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Brazen bull martyrs [duplicate]

There are case of early Christians who were martyred inside a brazen bull sometimes alongside their children. To me this seems a death immeasurably more horrific than crucifixion. As a Christian it is ...
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How pure were the witnesses of the martyrs? [closed]

Without question, as far as I know, all Christians join in revering and finding inspiration in the martyrs, especially the early ones. Especially at the founding of Christianity, many martyrs were ...