Top 10 Christian Martyrs

The Top Ten
1 St. Agnes of Rome St. Agnes was around 12 or 13 years of age, when she was arrested for being a Christian. She was very beautiful and also very rich, so many young men in Rome wanted to marry her. But, she had taken a vow of Consecrated Virginity, and thereby, claimed Christ as her Spouse. For this, she had been arrested. She was first taken to the Temple of the goddess Minerva, and ordered to give worship to her. Instead Agnes prayed to Christ in front of all her accusers and the soldiers. She beaten severely for this. She was then taken to a house of ill-repute to be defiled. But, her faith in Christ kept her from being abused. Finally, when all failed to make her recant her Christian faith, she was beheaded more.

She chose to die than to betray her faith in Christ.

Bride of Our Lord Jesus Christ, pray for us. Amen.

2 St. Peter the Apostle

His death was in a satanic way (I am not accusing St. Peter of Satanism) I mean satanists use the position of the way he died for there symbol how vain they are putting a bad name on St. Peter

The first Pope was crucified upside down, because he said he was unworthy to die the same Death as the Christ.

I believe in Christ and choose to, always, even if it costs my life!

3 St. Steven

Paul was in attendance; Satan wanted a do-over!

4 St. Catherine of Alexandria

I really enjoy learning about the martyrs! Not in a grows or bad way, but in a way, I just can't explain. Their bravery and guts to die for Christ, AH! It's amazing! I have done a lot of research on a good amount of martyrs, but St. Catherine has always been one of my favorites!

The greatest female martyr of Christianity. Extraordinary purity and holiness. The second greatest being St Barbara.

Highly educated young woman of Alexandria, who was tortured with a wheel, before finally being killed.

5 St. Maximilian Kolbe

Priest who was sent to Auschwitz Death Camp, volunteered to be executed by needle, in place of another prisoner.

Inspirational figure. Agape love in action.

6 St. John the Baptist

Was beheaded by Herod Antipas, because his wife tricked him, by getting her daughter Salome to dance at his birthday feast.

7 St. Joan of Arc

She burned alive because she refused to recant her faith. She suffered a horrible, slow death, all for the glory of God... She was an amazing woman.

She mostly died for France but she also had a strong belief in God.

8 The Holy Innocents

The children of Bethlehem who were killed by Herod the Great, in his diabolical scheme to kill the Christ Child.

9 St. Maria Goretti

Was stabbed to death, while standing up to a rapist, and warning him that he was committing a serious sin against God.

10 St. Thomas More

Was beheaded for refusing to recognize Henry VI's break away from the Catholic Church.

The Contenders
11 St. Jean Brebeauf

Jesuit priest, who was killed in the New World, for preaching in the Name Of Christ.

12 Oscar Romero
13 Jesus Christ Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4).

According To The Christian Bible, Jesus' purpose on Earth was redemption and salvation. While He was on Earth he healed the sick, brought the dead back to life, forgave sins, died on the cross for the world, and gave us a pathway to salvation. more.

What is this doing all the way down at the bottom?

14 Joan of Arc Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. St. Michael the Arch Angel and Sts. Catherine of Alexandria and Margaret of Antioch appeared to Joan and commanded her to save France from the onslaughts of the English.
15 St. Paul the Apostle Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul, and also known by his native name Saul of Tarsus was an apostle who taught the gospel of the Christ to the 1st-century world.
16 Jim Elliot and His Companions

'He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.'

These words were memorialized by these brave men who died willingly, who walked into danger and ultimately gave their lives in the service of Christ.

They gave what they could not keep, and as a result, many more gained what they could not lose.

They are heroes, indeed.

I heard this quote of Jim Elliot's years ago and became one of my favorites. He gave up a life of athletic stardom to serve the only true living GOD! The GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob---the GOD of Israel! Amen

17 St. Thecla

The first female to be martyred for Christ's sake - the female equivalent of St Stephen. Her martyrdom took place in Maaloula, Syria where still to this day there is a steady flow of pilgrims which come to imbibe the spiritual atmosphere that exists there. A steady trickle of water emanates from the very place where she disappeaed. The local legend is that the mountain opened miraculously to protect Thecla from her persecutors.

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