The Significance of the New Martyrs in the Life of the Orthodox Church
by Constantine Cavarnos
Translated by Hieromonk Patapios
Basing his essay largely on the New Martyrology by Saint Nicodemos the Hagiorite, Dr. Cavarnos argues that the New Martyrs “teach and remind us that the martyr’s way to holiness is not only a way that many Christians followed in the first centuries of the Christian era, but also a way that a multitude of Christians followed in modern times.”
About the Author
Professor Constantine Cavarnos,
a distinguished contemporary philosopher, Byzantinist, and Orthodox thinker, received his doctorate in philosophy at Harvard University. He holds the Licentiate in Orthodox Theological Studies honoris causa
from the C.T.O.S.