The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause.
Death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause.
any experience that causes intense suffering
the act of choosing to suffer or die rather than give up ones faith or principles
In Christianity, a martyr originally was one of the Apostles who witnessed Christ's life and resurrection. As persecution of Christians spread, the idea of martyrdom was applied only to those who had remained steadfast to their faith despite severe physical and moral sufferings before death. Return to Theme