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Le_Caravage_-_Martyr_de_St_Mathieu.jpg
Unlike in the cases of many other early Christian martyrs, the account of Matthew’s martyrdom is not generally agreed upon. Many different accounts exist, and they do not reach a consensus; some…

Date: 60 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Stabbed, Decapitation
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians, Other
Participants: Matthew, Fulvanus/Fulbanus/Bulphamnus, Festus/Augustus, Candacis, Ephigenia

Demetrios  of Thessaloniki.jpg
The two texts, The Passio Altera (the longer text) and the Martrydom of the Holy Great Martyr Demetrios (the shorter text), depict Demetrios as a teacher of the faith, capable of interceding on…

Date: 304-308 CE
Type of Persecution: Imprisonment, Stabbed
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Demetrios, Maximian, Nestor, Lyaios, Leontios , Loupus

Rubens - Mart. Thomas.jpg
After Jesus’ ascension, the apostles cast lots to divide the nations among themselves to evangelize. When Thomas’ lot falls to India, he is reluctant to go, and Jesus appears to him in a vision…

Date: 72 CE
Type of Persecution: Imprisonment, Stabbed
Nature of Conflict: Other
Participants: Thomas, Siphor, Charisius, Mygdonia, Misdaeus, Tertia, Vazan

Saint_Polycarp_of_Kyiv.jpg
Polycarp was revered as a teacher and for his patience in his arrest and trial. Hunted down as one of the leaders of the Christians, Polycarp went from farm to farm to avoid being captured, for…

Date: 155-161 CE
Type of Persecution: Burned at the Stake, Stabbed
Nature of Conflict: Romans against Christians
Participants: Polycarp, Nicetas, Philip, Statius Quadratus, Herod
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