Tag Archives: Diocletian

#333 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Impious On Earth

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The Great Persecution begins in the Roman Empire as the Imperial Government throws its weight against the Christians. This week: the initial persecution in the Eastern Half of the Empire.

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Image: Icon of the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

Chronological list of saints in the 4th century

List of Christians martyred under Diocletian

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#332 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Illuminator And The Emperor

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Continuing our history of the conversion of Armenia, we look at the religious and political reasons that motivate that country’s shift from paganism to Christianity. We begin our movement into the Great Persecution with a look at Diocletian’s desire to promote devotion to the Roman gods and his persecution of the Manicheans.

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Image: Image of Gregory the Illuminator

See last episode for links on Armenia

Map of the spread of Christianity by 300 AD

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