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Girolamo Savonarola: burnt by the order of the Pope, then sanctified 500 years later

Girolamo Maria Francesco Matteo Savonarola [full name] (Ferrara, 21 September 1452 – Florence, 23 May 1498) was an Italian religious, politician and preacher. Belonging to the order of the Dominican friars O.P., he prophesied disasters for Florence and Italy advocating a theocratic model for the Florentine Republic established after the expulsion of the Medici. In  Full Article…

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Ignatius of Antioch: Meal to the beasts, reaching GOD

Ignatius of Antioch (Greek: Ἰγνάτιος Ἀντιοχείας, Ignátios Antiokheías; c. 35  – c. 107), also known as Ignatius Theophorus (Ιγνάτιος ὁ Θεοφόρος, Ignátios ho Theophóros, lit. “the GOD-bearing”) or Ignatius Nurono (lit. “The fire-bearer”), was an early Christian writer and bishop of Antioch (As the successor of Saint Peter). En route to Rome, where he met his martyrdom,  Full Article…

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Matthew and his Gospel: Tax collector, well educated, Levite Jew and Apostole

Matthew the Apostle (Hebrew: מַתִּתְיָהוּ‎ Mattityahu or מתי‬ Matt, متى Arabic “Gift of YHVH“; Greek: Ματθαῖος; Coptic: ⲙⲁⲧⲑⲉⲟⲥ, Matthaios; also known as Saint Matthew and as Levi) was, according to the Christian Bible, one of the twelve apostles of the Master (“Rabbi”) Jesus and, according to Christian tradition, one of the four Evangelists. In the  Full Article…

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John Chrysostom: The “golden-mouthed”, man of GOD and teologician

John Chrysostom (in Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος) Born 349 – Died 14 September 407), Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. The  Full Article…

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Pope Benedict XVI: Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger

Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger; 16 April 1927) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict’s election occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope John Paul II. The Vatican  Full Article…

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Noemi: Example of Faith in GOD

Naomi (Hebrew: נעמי) Standard Hebrew Noʻomi is Ruth‘s mother-in-law in the Bible (Old Testament Book of Ruth). The etymology of her biblical Hebrew name (נָעֳמִי‬), which means “good, pleasant, lovely, winsome.” Biblical narrative Naomi is married to a man named Elimelech. A famine causes them to move with their two sons, from their home in  Full Article…

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Melchizedek: King of righteousness

Melchizedek, Melkisetek, or Malki Tzedek (/mɛlˈkɪzədɛk/; Hebrew: מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶֿק‬ malkī-ṣeḏeq, “king of righteousness”), was the King of Salem and priest of El Elyon (“GOD Most High”) mentioned in the 14th chapter of the Book of Genesis. He brings out bread and wine and blesses Abram and El Elyon, Elohim. Chazalic literature—specifically Targum Jonathan, Targum Yerushalmi, and  Full Article…

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