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LOCI - "Martyrdom in the Early Church"

  • All Saints Lutheran Church 17030 Lancaster Hwy Charlotte, NC, 28277 United States (map)

with Rev. Jeffrey W. Ware of All Saints Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC
“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church” (Tertullian).  Throughout the history of the church the testimony of the martyrs has been a source of encouragement to the faithful.  Join us Saturday, March 21st as we explore some of these stories.  We will look at the historical and cultural situations that led to early Christian persecution, how Christians responded to the threat of martyrdom, and how the martyrs were remembered and celebrated by the early Church.  We’ll also consider how the testimony of the martyrs, past and present, can serve to inspire us to greater faithfulness as we come face to face with a culture that is increasingly hostile to the Christian faith.  Presentation starts at 11:00am.  Bring a sack lunch.