Perpetua, A North African Mother of the Christian Faith

“Neither can I call myself anything else than what I am, a Christian. . . .Stand fast in the faith, and love one another, all of you, and be not offended at my sufferings.”

Perpetua, a North African women martyred early in the 3rd Century

These are some of her words as (most likely) preserved by Tertullian, a North African Church leader, in The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity.

Perpetua is a 3rd Century mother of the Christian faith.

Artwork by Cara Quinn

(This modern icon is inspired by the Eastern Orthodox Tradition and the Catholic Church traditions.)

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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