Early Church Martyrs: Today we begin a multi-part series on women of the Early Church period and Middle Ages! During the first centuries of church history, Christians were often persecuted mercilessly at the hands of various Roman Emperors and officials, courageously laying their lives down for their faith in Jesus. Today we will look at several women whose radiant witness in the face of death made an enormous impact for the Kingdom of God. The church father Tertullian declared, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church,” and that certainly holds true for these inspiring women!
- Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe