Bearing Witness to Christ as Distinctive Persons: Homily for the Sunday of All Saints in the Orthodox Church

Hebrews 11:33-12:2; Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30           “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”  This ancient saying conveys a deep truth about the Christian faith that we would probably rather not acknowledge, at least with reference to our own lives.  The root meaning of the word “martyr” is witness, and those who refuse to deny Christ even to the point of death provide powerful … Continue reading Bearing Witness to Christ as Distinctive Persons: Homily for the Sunday of All Saints in the Orthodox Church