Sunday, January 25, 2009
Commemoration of the New Martyrs of Russia
Today is the commemoration of the Holy New Martyrs of Russia. Their exact numbers will likely never be known on this side of the veil, but most agree that one million in Russia alone is not an unreasonable figure. The last I read (it was a while ago) the number of those officially investigated and glorified by the Church as martyrs was already in the hundreds of thousands. The murderous regime of the Communists has given that country a new Holy Baptism, one of blood.