Fr. Thomas Colyandro
Meditating on the Feast of the 100,000 Martyrs of Tbilisi
The Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the 100,000 Martyrs of Tbilisi who were put to death for not renouncing Christianity to Khwarezmid Sultan Jalal ad-Din upon his capture of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1226.
Even though an event like this seems so distant of place and time from our world, this feast offers us an opportunity to meditate (prayer of the mind) on the following:
Am I aware of where Christians are suffering int he world?
Do I pray for them?
Do I suffer for my faith?
Do I seek the intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos, the angels, and all the saints?
Am I willing to die for my faith?