Here's is a graphic example of deacons living out their charge to be heralds of Christ. Remember the bishop's charge to deacons in the Latin rite? "Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach."
These deacons, and so many others, were truly "practicing what they taught."
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Martyrdom is not simply historical; it is as current as today's news.