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John the Russian: “You cannot turn me from my holy Faith by threats”

25 November 2016

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“You cannot turn me from my holy Faith by threats, nor with promises of riches and pleasures. I will obey your orders willingly, if you will leave me free to follow my religion. I would rather surrender my head to you than to change my faith. I was born a Christian, and I shall die a Christian.”

St. John the Russian

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