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The Synaxis of the Chinese Martyrs

In the year of our Lord 1900, when the Empress Dowager reigned over the vast country of China and supported the Boxer Rebellion against all foreigners, two-hundred twenty Orthodox Christians in Peking died as martyrs, although a few others lost courage and renounced the truth of the Gospel. Leader of the martyrs was the Priest Metrophanes Tsi-Chung.

Sunday of the Chinese Martyrs

On this day, second Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Synaxis (gathering) of the Chinese Orthodox Christians who were martyred in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion in the year 1900. Short History In the year of our Lord 1900, when the Empress Dowager reigned over the vast country of China and supported the Boxer Rebellion […]