The Seven

In the third century, according to legend, seven young Christian men from Ephesus refused the Roman Emperor Decius’s command to sacrifice to idols. They had to flee the city and ended up hiding in a cave. Then, like the disciples in the garden, they fell asleep while praying. Having tracked the renegades down, Decius had the cave sealed.

More than three hundred years later, a local shepherd discovered the cave. Upon entering it, God...

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About the Author

Christian S. Krokus is a PhD candidate in systematic and comparative theology at Boston College.