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The accounts of the martyrdom of Paul can be grouped into two main narratives: one centered solely around Paul, and the other addressing the joint martyrdoms of Peter and Paul. There is variation…

Date: 57-69 CE
Type of Persecution: Imprisonment, Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Paul, Nero, Patroclus, Titus, Luke, Peter, Simon the Sorcerer

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Unlike in the cases of many other early Christian martyrs, the account of Matthew’s martyrdom is not generally agreed upon. Many different accounts exist, and they do not reach a consensus; some…

Date: 60 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Stabbed, Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians, Other
Participants: Matthew, Fulvanus/Fulbanus/Bulphamnus, Festus/Augustus, Candacis, Ephigenia

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The following derives from a late fourth century sermon by Asterius, bishop of Amasea.

Asterius describes how he came upon a painting detailing a scene from Euphemia’s death. This holy woman, he…

Date: 303 CE
Type of Persecution: Beaten, Imprisonment, Burned at the Stake
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Euphemia, Diocletian

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The two texts, The Passio Altera (the longer text) and the Martrydom of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrios (the shorter text), depict Demetrios as a teacher of the faith, capable of interceding on…

Date: 304-308 CE
Type of Persecution: Imprisonment, Stabbed
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Demetrios, Maximian, Nestor, Lyaios, Leontios , Loupus

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Near the time of her death, Agnes was still a girl. Although she was old enough to be married, she had no desire to do so. Her only true love was her God, so she resisted attempts to force her into…

Date: 304 CE
Type of Persecution: Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Agnes

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Two texts stand out as the orthodox accounts of the martyrdom of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage. The first is The Life and Passion of Cyprian, written by Cyprian’s deacon, Pontius. The other is Acts of…

Date: 258 CE
Type of Persecution: Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Cyprian, Galerius Maximus, Valerian, Gallienus, Julian, Donatus, Julian the Deacon, Julian the Presbyter, Donatus, Macrobius Candidianus

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There is little known about Felix of Thibiuca, and there is only one martyrdom account, The Acts of Saint Felix Bishop and Martyr. According to this account, Diocletian issued an edict that forced all…

Date: 303 CE
Type of Persecution: Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Felix of Thibiuca, Magnilianus, Aper, Cyril, Vitalis, Vincentius Celsinus, Anulinus

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Anulinus, the proconsul of Carthage, sent out Roman magistrates to gather up Christians. They come to a certain estate where all of those gathered claim to be Christians. The crowd is threatened with…

Date: 304 CE
Type of Persecution: Decapitation, Other
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Maxima, Donatilla, Secunda, Anulinus, Maximian

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At the beginning of her story, Thecla is 17 and engaged to a man by the name of Thamyris. Paul has just arrived in her city of Iconium, and she sits unwaveringly by her window listening to his…

Date: 46-48 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Tortured by Animals, Other
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Thecla, Paul, Thamyris , Castellius, Alexander of Antioch, Tryphaena

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Sebastian was a Christian who enlisted as a soldier of the Roman guard in order to aid other martyrs and strengthen them in their sufferings. He strengthened several martyrs while they were in prison…

Date: 286 CE
Type of Persecution: Shot with Arrows, Beaten
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Sebastian, Diocletian, Irene
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