Persecution continued to be the experience of the Church on and off over the next 270 years. The picture shows the place (then a prison) where one Demetrios was killed, now under the church dedicated to him in Thessalonica. It is humbling to stand at the spot where one fellow-believer's martyrdom inspired others to hold on to Christ in the face of continuing persecution, which only ended with the next Emperor, Constantine. I hope that in some way my own witness will enable others to keep the faith whatever their own hardships. The key is to keep close to Jesus Christ, who will not fail us or forsake us.