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When they had served their apprenticeship, the brothers had become not only master stonemasons but also deeply religious followers of Jesus Christ as well.
Myron was a native son of Patras, born in the third century to a man of considerable property, an estate which he passed to a son who did not bother to count or estimate it.
As they stood in the sand of the arena praying for strength, a hungry lion was loosed in the arena. He made a charge at the praying figures, but stopped short as if held back by some unseen barrier.
Prior to his death, this saint named Laurentios had given evidence of his scorn for the enemies of the Savior by yet another expression of his figurative humor, offensive to Rome but not to heaven.
Thus, by order regarding a traitor, Eusignios was executed at the age of 110, going to his death still defying the emperor and praising the Lord...
The parents were of humble stock from the mountain regions of the province of Judah who construed the birth of their John by divine intervention as a clear link between the son of a Hebrew priest and the Son of God...
With the increasing menace of persecution in evidence he sought to cling to his Church and its followers, to bolster the spirits of his fellow Christians whose fears grew daily as members were snatched from their ranks to be tortured and put to death.
The unsung heroines of early Christianity, who suffered agonizing death rather than disavow Jesus Christ, were anything but members of a weaker sex when they endured the atrocities and pain inflicted by persecutors of Christians with the same quiet courage of the bravest of men.
Once he had found the truth of Jesus Christ, Lucillianus rejoiced with the gratitude of a man who had stepped out of the shadows into bright daylight...