Website linking first Christians to present times
Although the first Christians lived thousands of years ago, their message and way of life still hold true today. A group of students at the University of Navarre (Spain) has set out to prove it with this new website: www.primeroscristianos.com .
“'Early Christians' is a Catholic website that was started 10 years ago by university students, who are dedicated to bringing forth the authentic message of the word of Christianity. What 'Early Christians' does is carry that message and tell the beautiful stories of our early brothers and sisters in faith.”
In addition to explanations regarding the origins and devotions of Christianity, such as the Rosary or Holy Week, there are also real accounts of Christians today.
JOSE MANUEL NAVARRO
“'Early Christians' updates the original family album. It refreshes it by telling the stories of ordinary people from the 21st century, who have also tried to fight the globalization of indifference that Pope Francis speaks of, by doing works of solidarity, or showing an example of a persecuted Church, which unfortunately has been occurring since the beginning of the Church.”
“We could say that the place for public debate, the forum, if we compare it with the Roman Empire, is now the internet and social networks. Our goal is to carry the message of the first Christians, which is ultimately the message of the Gospel, the message of Jesus Christ, to wherever people are. For this, we use the web, a Twitter account, and we have just recently opened an Instagram account.”
Their website is almost 11 years old, and is published in English, Italian and Spanish. They also cover the daily activities, speeches and message of the pope. They say that the site is made to preserve the past, without losing sight of the present.