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The sacrifices of the martyrs of the Church are myriad. There is no greater love than this last full measure of devotion...
Pulcheria soon found that she could best serve the Lord not through seclusion but through her high office as empress. The power that she could have used for her own personal glorification she applied to the glory of God.
It is rather unusual that the land of India, with its many intrigues plus the cults that have over the centuries all but crowded out the hardy Christians who dwell there, would give one of its most illustrious sons to the cause of Christianity.
The radiant Eudokia blended her Athenian heritage with deep religious conviction, which helped bring to the capital the cultural edge which Athens enjoyed over Constantinople.