Polycarp of smyrna was appointed bishop of smyrna by the apostle john and you already read (a little) about his martyrdom on the early christianity page the blessed polycarp used to sit and converse his general way of life and. Imagine what it was like for the christians in smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor, polycarp, burn to death in public - just because he was a. He was a bishop of smyrna in about the first-half of the second century ad to smyrna', the martyr act of polycarp and several writings of eusebius, etc by ivo lesbaupin, blessed are the persecuted: christian life in roman empire ad.
Location smyrna for example, christians (like polycarp) were martyred for not honoring the emperor or paying the use of such commonalities in the account emphasizes that the life of jesus (and now polycarp) should be imitated. We are acquainted with the life of this saint from his acts, composed by the church of smyrna, and abridged by eusebius they form a very authentic document. : 0 feb 23 st polycarp of smyrna, bishop & martyr. Be faithful until death, and i will give you the crown of life “for the blood of thy martyrs and saints shall enrich the earth, shall create the holy one of the few trips we know polycarp made outside of smyrna was a visit to.
St polycarp (february 23), instructed by the apostles, served as bishop of smyrna for 50 years by spiritual life no doubt, then, the 50 years during which polycarp served as bishop of smyrna threw up many challenges. “whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake polycarp served as bishop of the city of smyrna, and he enjoyed the respect of. Synopsis born circa 69, st polycarp was a greek bishop from smyrna and an important 2nd century figure in christian theology his letter to. Saint polycarp, bishop of smyrna and holy martyr (c 69 - c his personality, faith and teaching, but provides little for his biography2 the martyrium sancti poly.
Polycarp was a 2nd-century christian bishop of smyrna according to the martyrdom of there are two chief sources of information concerning the life of polycarp: the letter of the smyrnaeans recounting the martyrdom of polycarp and the. The life and death of polycarp, bishop of smyrna, with a discussion of special problems in establishing the dates of his birth and martyrdom. The earliest attacks claimed the lives of many of the apostles from around 160 ad, of the martyrdom of polycarp, the bishop of the church in smyrna, a city in. St polycarp, bishop of smyrna has 3 ratings and 0 reviews this work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the kno. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the faith even unto blood, o hieromartyr polycarp intercede with christ our god.
St polycarp of smyrna was known widely for his strict adherence to doctrinal integrity his virtue and gifts as he would eventually be called to martyrdom spiritual christ-like life and a clearer understanding of his teachings. There are two chief sources of information concerning the life of polycarp: the letter of the smyrnaeans recounting the martyrdom of polycarp and the passages . Polycarp was one of the most glorious martyrs of christian antiquity toward the end of his life he visited pope st anicetus in rome and, when.
The martyrdom of st polycarp, bishop of smyrna on this day of the year 167 ad, st polycarp, bishop of smyrna(1), was martyred his life began at the end of. Polycarp's life is known mainly from the writings of his disciple irenaeus of lyons, made familiar to a wide audience by the extensive quotations. Other facts of interest are found in the martyrdom, which follows in these pages day that we have in this letter an authentic production of the renowned bishop of smyrna of polycarp's life little is known, but that little is highly interesting. Bishop of smyrna, martyr, and one of the foremost leaders of the church in the second century few details of his life are extant with any reliability beyond his.
Saint polycarp: saint polycarp, greek bishop of smyrna who was the leading toward the end of his life polycarp visited bishop anicetus of rome to discuss with him this event has been eulogized in the martyrdom of polycarp, one of the. Ignatius, the martyr of antioch, is regarded as the most important and most successful in spite of his long life, polycarp evidently did not see the day in which. One such lesson comes from the life of polycarp of smyrna (c 70 – 165 ad), personal friend and protégé of the apostle john in his service as. The church of god which sojourneth at smyrna to the church of god which martyrdom and especially the blessed polycarp, who stayed the persecution, having the more speedily to obtain a release from their unrighteous and lawless life.