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« on: January 26, 2022, 11:05:34 AM »

Re: Saint of the day and Feast days. by odhiambo
...  Polycarp
Bishop of Smyrna.
Martyr.
Polycarp  ...
...  born in 69 AD. He was converted to Christianity by Saint John the Evangelist  ...
...  80 AD. He became a disciple of the Apostle. Aged about 37 Saint John consecrated  ...
...  Smyrna (somewhere in modern Turkey) just before his banishment to Patmos.
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...  by Smyrna on his way to martyrdom, Polycarp is reported to have respectfully kissed  ...
...  chains. Historically, Saint Ignatius and Saint  ...
...  formed a link between the apostolic and patristic ages, the period in  ...
...  the Fathers of the Church lived.
St. Polycarp is well known for an epistle  ...
...  Letter to the Philippians) which demonstrated the existence of New Testament  ...
... , quoting St. Matthew, St. Luke, the Acts of the  ...
...  and the letters of St. Peter and St. John. The epistle is  ...
...  to exist to this day.
He also combated various  ...
...  sects, including certain Gnostic groups that claimed religious  ...
...  through their spiritual knowledge. Polycarp's Letter to the Philippians contains a  ...
...  formulation in which he refutes the Gnostics' argument that God's incarnation in,  ...
...  the death and Resurrection of, Christ were all imaginary phenomena of purely  ...
... .
Toward the end of his life Polycarp visited Bishop Anicetus of Rome to  ...
...  with him the date at which the Easter festival was to be celebrated, a  ...
...  a common date on which to celebrate Easter, so they agreed that Rome and Asia  ...
...  this regard.
On his return to Smyrna, Polycarp was arrested by the Roman proconsul.  ...
...  he refused to renounce Christianity, he was bound and burned at the  ...
...  then stabbed when the fire failed to touch him.
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...  has been eulogized in the Martyrdom of Polycarp, one of the earliest-known Christian  ...
...  nature.
And so it came to pass that Polycarp was martyred in 155 AD.
Posted by Odhiambo.  Pray for us, St Polycarp

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2022, 06:07:12 PM »

I deeply regret that my previous entry for St Polycarp was not on the proper date (which is today) and was not a complete text.  St Polycarp. please pray for us.
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