Coptic Synaxarium Vol. 1 of 2
Since the early Apostolic era, the history of our glorious church has not been, at any time, without heroes of faith. Their strife was clear particularly in the early times and especially in the eras of persecutions. Hundreds of thousands were martyred because of their strong faith in their GOD. They defended their faith, and their church, till the last drop of their blood without fear from torture or persecution.
All of these heroes were not only a shining light in their times or a blessing to their generations, but they continue to continue to light the world and shine to many – the weak and the strong – with their pure and chaste life, as the Bible says, “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3)
Many lives were changed after reading the history and strife of those martyrs and saints. Many of the believers were strengthened by the life history of those saints to become more established in the faith and to grow in grace.