Martyrs

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a painting of a young man standing in front of a wall with rocks on it
Inspire: New expressions of the old, old story
A modern take on the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was one of the works of art to go on show at a new exhibition which opened at St Stephen Walbrook on Monday evening. The model for the painting was Duncan Tarrant, the son of the Rector of St Mary’s Woodford, who posed with the artist Peter Webb, who painted it specially for the exhibition
a painting of a woman with a lamb in her lap and wearing a yellow dress
Zurbaran - Saint Agnes The art of Spain in the 17th century was to influence later artists in the 19th century such as Manet
an icon depicting the virgin mary with her child and two other people, including a dog
St. Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German, 1946. Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.
an icon with a woman holding a cross
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St. Orestes the Martyr of Cappadocia rejected Maximus' command to worship idols over Christ. For this,he was savagely beaten, scraped, pulled apart on the rack,burned with a red-hot iron,& cast into prison to die of starvation. He spent 7 days without bread or water. On the 8th day,he was again brought before the eparch.... He proclaimed that Christ is in his heart..the torturers hammered 20 iron nails into his feet & tied him to a horse,dragging him over thorns & rocks until he died
the mosaic on the floor shows an image of st frances, who is holding a cross
St Agnes of Rome
Byzantine mosaic of Saint Agnes of Rome, Basilica di Sant'Agnese Fuori le Mura, Rome, 7th century
an image of a woman laying on the ground surrounded by pigeons and people in ruins
St Eulalia (1885) by John William Waterhouse
St Eulalia :: John William Waterhouse :: johnwilliamwaterhouse.com
a painting of a lion standing in front of an arena with people on the stage
That Secret Martyrdom
Jean-Leon Gerome, The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer, 1883
an image of st agnes in a frame with the words artis domnecchino
Agnes of Rome (c. 291 – c. 304) is a virgin–martyr, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism.
the icon of st mary magdalene
Holy Martyrs Kaleria (Valeria), Kyriakia (icon), and Maria lived in Palestinian Caesarea during 3rd cent persecution. Baptized, they lived alone in prayer. Authorities tried to force them to worship idols, but they refused to renounce Christ. They died during fierce torture. (Jun 7)
Alban, first marytr in Britain Daily Devotional Prayer, Benedictine Monks, Medieval Paintings, St Albans, Gothic Style, Medieval Art, Gothic Art, All Art
Don’t Lose Your Head, It’s Saint Alban’s Day!
Alban, first marytr in Britain
a painting with a person on it in the middle of a square frame that is yellow and brown
Fumie - used for the persecution of Christians in Japan in the 17th century. Suspected Christians were forced to step on this in order to prove that they were not members of the outlawed religion. Many Christians refused to step on it resulting in martyrdom.
an icon depicting the crucifixion of christ and mary with two men
Saint Sebastian the Martyr and His Companions
The story of Saint Sebastian the Martyr and his companions (Dec 18) (link)
an image of jesus on the cross with other people
the martyrdom of Saint Agatha the Virgin (3rd cent Sicily), medieval miniature - http://www.stagatha.webhero.com/st_agatha_patron_saint.html
an old painting with two men standing next to each other and one man holding the arm of another man
Lives of all saints commemorated on March 13
Holy Martyrs Africanus, Publius and Terence suffered at Petrium in the 3rd century. They are celebrated Mar 13 and Apr 10.
an old black and white drawing of men in uniform talking to each other while others watch
The Martyrdom of Saint Kolbe - Marytown Father Kolbe was a Franciscan priest arrested by the Nazis and confined in Auschwitz. Kolbe gave generously of his meager resources, and finally volunteered to be starved to death in place of another man.