• “I entreat you, give no place to despondency. This is a dangerous temptation–a refined, not a gross temptation of the adversary. Melancholy contracts and withers the heart, and renders it unfit to receive the impressions of grace. It magnifies and gives a false colouring to objects, and thus renders your burdens too heavy to bear. God’s designs regarding you, and His methods of bringing about these designs, are infinitely wise.” – Madame Guyon

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The Martyrdom of St. Domnina and Her Two Daughters

from Eusebius: Ecclesiastical History, BOOK 8, Chapter 12

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A certain holy person,–in soul admirable for virtue, in body a… Continue reading

Seven Martyrs of Ancyra

Ancyra, Seven Martyrs of, female victims of Diocletian’s persecution, 304. They were unmarried, about 70 years old, and notable… Continue reading

IRENE AND HER TWO SISTERS, BURNED ALIVE FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST, A. D. 309

In the records written, through the clerk of the criminal court, by the Proconsul Dulcetius, concerning some pious martyrs, there… Continue reading

BIBLIS, AQUILINA, AND FORTUNATA, THREE GOD FEARING CHRISTIAN WOMEN, PUT TO DEATH FOR THE DIVINE TRUTH, IN PALESTINE, A. D. 308

Among various other martyrs who suffered for the testimony of Jesus Christ in the seventh year of Diocletian’s persecution, we… Continue reading

ENNATHAS, A CHRISTIAN MAIDEN FROM THE CITY OF SCYTHOPOLIS, BURNED ALIVE IN PALESTINE, FOR THE, CONFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, A. D. 307

When some Christians, in their zeal . for the truth, had reproved Firmilian, the Proconsul of Palestine, . for his… Continue reading

THEODOSIA, A GOD-FEARING MAIDEN OF THE CITY OF TYRE, WHO CAME TO COMFORT THE BOUND MARTYRS, DROWNED IN THE SEA AT CAESAREA, A. D. 306)

When the fifth year of the tenth persecution had come, on the second day of the month of April, the… Continue reading

JULITTA OF ICONIA, AN HONORABLE WIDOW, AFTER MUCH FLEEING FINALLY BEHEADED FOR THE NAME OF THE LORD, AT TARSUS, IN CILICIA, A. D. 304

When Diocletian’s persecution was at its highest, a certain widow of Iconia tried to flee from it; wherefore she went… Continue reading

EUCRATIS, A VIRTUOUS MAIDEN, DIED IN PRISON, AT CAESAR AUGUSTA, AFTER RECEIVING MANY STRIPES AND WOUNDS, FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS, HER SAVIOUR, A. D. 302

After the death of Eulalia an account is given (from Prudentius) of another Christian maiden, called Eucratis, who by her… Continue reading

EULALIA, A CHRISTIAN MAIDEN, BURNED WITH LAMPS AND TORCHES, AND SUFFOCATED THEREBY, FOR THE FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, AT EMERITA IN LUSITANIA, A. D. 302

At this time there was a Christian maiden, called Eulalia, not more than twelve or thirteen years old, who was… Continue reading

  • “No matter! The King who placed us “there” will come and dwell there with us; the hedges are right, or He would soon do away with them.” – Frances Ridley Havergal

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[Heavenly Versus Demonic Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. — James 3:13 (NKJV)

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