2,123 Christians Killed Last Year for Their Faith

Open Doors' 2014 World Watch List

Open Doors, a nondenominational group which tracks incidents of persecution against Christians worldwide, reports that there were 2,123 Christians martyred last year for their faith.These heroic men and women who willingly gave their lives for the Gospel lived in countries including Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Tanzania, and the Central African Republic.  But according to Open Doors' report, more than half of the killings occurred in Syria.  Second was Nigeria, with over 6 … [Read more...]

Two Doors, Seven Locks: Preserving the Crown of Saintly King Wenceslaus

You may not know this—who thinks of St. Wenceslaus except at Christmastime?—but Friday, September 28, is his feastday.Wenceslaus was born in 903 to a Christian father and a pagan mother.  It was his devout grandmother, St. Ludmilla, who educated Wenceslaus in the Christian faith.After Wenceslaus’ father, Duke Wratislaw, died, his pagan mother Dragomir opposed Christianity in the country.  Wenceslaus—named Duke by the Emperor Otto I—took the reins of government and placed his duchy under t … [Read more...]

Big News for Archeology and for Christendom: Tomb of Apostle Philip Uncovered in Turkey

He’s kind of like the “Come and See” Saint.-- Philip brought to Jesus his friend Nathaniel who, along with Philip, dropped what he was doing and became a follower of Christ.-- He brought to Jesus the boy with a basket of food, and so witnessed the miracle of the loaves and fishes.-- And Philip wanted to see for himself—so he asked Jesus, at the Last Supper, to show him the Father. *     *     *     *     * The archeological world has been abuzz this week with the news that the tomb of the a … [Read more...]