Martyrdom

Jeremy Hunt FCO Christian persecution

Hunt shunts Foreign Office to do more to defend persecuted Christians

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a major shift in government policy toward persecuted Christians worldwide. Or, rather, he has ordered an independent review into the extent to which Christians are being persecuted worldwide, which will then inform a significant…

On the Feast of Stephen

The funeral of St Stephen, by Filippo Lippi (1460). St Stephen – 'a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost' (Acts 6:5) – was chosen to be a…

The martyrdom of Thomas Becket

  On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by the knights of King Henry II in Canterbury Cathedral. It was muddled politics and religion -…

Behold your God!

  O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be…