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When Courage & Faith Intersect
Monomakhos ^ | 10-19-2020 | John Ma’ae

Posted on 10/21/2020 8:48:41 AM PDT by NRx

The Holy Hierarch-Martyr Metropolitan Benjamin of Petrograd [St. Petersburg], who in 1922 became a martyr of Christ to Communist terror, said at his trial…

“I do not know what sentence you will pass upon me—life or death—yet whatever your pronouncement, I will raise my eyes upward with the same reverence, make the sign of the Cross (here he crossed himself broadly) and say, “Glory to Thee, O Lord God, for all things!”

Then he was shot.

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1 posted on 10/21/2020 8:48:41 AM PDT by NRx
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To: NRx

Heard somewhere one of the current bishops saying: I will die in my bed, my successor will die in prison, his successor will die a martyr, and his successor will rebuild the Church.


2 posted on 10/21/2020 8:59:43 AM PDT by JerryBlackwell (some animals are more equal than others)
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