St. Polycarp - "Lord God Almighty, Father of your beloved and blessed Son Jesus Christ, through whom we have received knowledge of you, God of angels and powers, of the whole creation and of the whole race of the righteous who live in your sight, I bless you, for having made me worthy of this day and hour, I bless you, because I may have a part, along with the martyrs, in the chalice of your Christ, ........
Did you know that the Apostles had disciples? St. Polycarp was a disciple of St. John the Apostle. When St Polycarp was 40 yrs. old he became the Bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp was martyr (69-155AD) Happy Feast Day 2/23
June 28 ST. IRENÆUS, BISHOP AND MARTYR Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading. St. Irenaeus (130-202) was a disciple of St. Polycarp of Smyrna. At a time when Gnostic sects threatened to undermine Christianity by a pervision of Christian thiought, St. Iranaeus vigorously denounced all heresies....(The 2nd Reading if the Divine Office is an excerpt from the treatise Against Heresies by St, Iranaeus.) ~ Catholics striving for Holiness.
St. Polycarp - Feast day 23 Febr. He was admired the disciples, & he was the disciple of St John of Evangelist. He was a holy man & bishop of Smyrna. St Ignatius of Antioch told that his mind was grounded in God as on a immovable rock. Even people demand him to attack by wild animals in the arena, he was calm. He spent time in prayer for people he knew & the Church. He gave himself to the proconsul&stayed in his faith that he was a Christian.
St. Polycarp of Smyrna -- Early Christian convert, disciple of St. John the Apostle and martyr for the faith who said, "Stand fast, therefore, in this conduct and follow the example of the Lord, ‘firm and unchangeable in faith, lovers of the brotherhood, loving each other, united in truth,’ helping each other with the mildness of the Lord, despising no man." Feast day: 2/23. Lord, help me to stand fast in your truth, loving and encouraging those around me.
St. Polycarp - Saint - Biography.com www.biography.com/people/st-polycarp-9443942 Born circa 69, St. Polycarp was a Greek bishop from Smyrna and an important 2nd century figure in Christian theology. His Letter to the Philippians was a significant foundation of early Christian literature, establishing the role of Apostle Paul and referencing the existence of other texts of the Bible's New Testament.
St. Polycarp of Smyrna (c. 69-155) was a disciple of St. John the Evangelist who ordained him Bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp became one of the most illustrious of the Apostolic Fathers. His closeness with the Apostles and long life enabled him to protect the Church against heresy. The account of his martyrdom is well-preserved and is one of the earliest of the Church. St. Polycarp is the patron saint against dysentery and earache. His feast day is February 23rd.
Polycarp (69 – 155) (Ancient Greek: Πολύκαρπος) was a 2nd century Christian bishop of Smyrna. According to the Martyrdom of Polycarp he died a martyr, bound and burned at the stake, then stabbed when the fire failed to touch him. Polycarp is regarded as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches.
Saint Irenaeus was a disciple of St. Polycarp of Smyrna. At a time when Gnostic sects threatened to undermine Christianity by a perversion of Christian thought, he vigorously denounced all heresies and safeguarded unity of belief.
FEBRUARY 23 - St. Polycarp lived in about 69-155 A.D., and was the Bishop of Smyrna, Izmir in modern Turkey. He was the leading Christian figure in Roman Asia Minor. He is an important link between the tradition of the Church stretch from the apostles to the 2nd century church. Few details of his life are ...