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First Century Christian martyrs:

  • Saint Stephen, Protomartyr, was stoned c. 34 AD.
  • Saint James the Great (Son of Zebedee) was beheaded in 44 AD.
  • Saint Philip the Apostle was crucified in 54 AD.
  • Saint Matthew the Evangelist killed with a halberd (a combination of battle axe and spear) in 60 AD.
  • Saint James the Just, beaten to death with a club after being crucified and stoned.
  • Saint Matthias was stoned and beheaded.
  • Saint Andrew, St. Peter's brother, was crucified.
  • Saint Mark the Evangelist, was dragged in the streets of Alexandria then beheaded
  • Saint Peter, crucified upside-down.
  • Saint Paul, beheaded in Rome.
  • Saint Jude
  • Saint Bartholomew flayed alive and crucified.
  • Saint Thomas the Apostle was killed by a spear in Mylapore, Madras, India in AD 72.
  • Saint Luke the Evangelist was hanged.
  • Saint Simon the Zealot was crucified in 74 AD.
  • Saint Antipas of Pergamum, according to tradition, roasted to death in a brazen bull during the persecutions of Emperor Domitian, c. 92 A. D.

  • John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod. (Note: Saint John the Evangelist according to legend was cooked in boiling hot oil but survived. He was the only one of the original twelve Apostles who was not martyred).

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