For martyrdom is so admirable and desirable, that the Lord, the Son of God Himself, honouring it, testified, "He thought it not robbery to be equal with God,"  that He might honour man to whom He descended with this gift. Footnotes:
 From Theodoretus, Dial., 1, 'Atrept. Opp., ed. Sirmond, tom. iv. p. 37.