Perpetua's prayer for the dead

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  1. Ahanu

    Ahanu Well-Known Member

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    Perpetua is a famous Christian martyr. Wikipedia provides a quick summary:

    "Perpetua and Felicity (believed to have died in 203 AD) were Christian martyrs of the 3rd century. Vibia Perpetua was a married noblewoman, said to have been 22 years old at the time of her death, and mother of an infant she was nursing. Felicity, a slave imprisoned with her and pregnant at the time, was martyred with her. They were put to death along with others at Carthage in the Roman province of Africa."​

    Wikipedia also provides a note about Perpetua's prayer for her dead brother:

    "In a second vision, Perpetua sees her brother Dinocrates, who had died unbaptized from cancer at the early age of seven (vii). She prayed for him and later had a vision of him happy and healthy, his facial disfigurement reduced to a scar (viii)."
    Here's what Perpetua's text says:


    Interesting, no?
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018

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