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Offline genesisone

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Was Cornelius the Centurion a martyr?
« on: September 13, 2010, 12:29:24 PM »
The current discussion about St Thekla came to mind right way when I began to read about the Hieromartyr Cornelius who is commemorated today. All that I can find about his death is that he died in old age, yet he is specifically named "Hieromartyr/Priestmartyr". Is this question indeed similar to the St Thekla one, with likely similar conclusions?

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Re: Was Cornelius the Centurion a martyr?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 01:08:08 PM »
I just found this little article on him in Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_the_Centurion

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Re: Was Cornelius the Centurion a martyr?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 10:35:29 PM »
I wondered the same thing when I was reading his account today at the OCA website.  It also said he died in old age.  I wonder why he is called a martyr if he didn't die a martyr's death?