Saint polycarp: saint polycarp, greek bishop of smyrna who was the leading 2nd-century christian figure in roman asia by virtue of his work during the initial appearance of the fundamental theological literature of christianity. On page 52 there is a chapter on the martyrdom of polycarp, pastor of the church of smyrna briefly, let me share with you the story of his life and his death polycarp was born abound 70 ad. Polycarp was tried and executed as a criminal by the roman empire in 155 ce, becoming the 12th christian martyr in smyrna the documentation of his martyrdom is an important document in the history of the christian church. Polycarp the holy martyr & bishop of smyrna found polycarp, he commanded that they be given something to eat and drink, then asked them to give him an hour to .
Life of st polycarp february 23, 2017 february 23, 2017 martha oluchukwu eze polycarp, bishop of smyrna , disciple of saint john the apostle and friend of saint ignatius of antioch, was a revered christian leader during the first half of the second century. Praise of the martyr polycarp this, then, is the account of the blessed polycarp , who, being the twelfth that was martyred in smyrna (reckoning those also of philadelphia ), yet occupies a place of his own in the memory of all men , insomuch that he is everywhere spoken of by the heathen themselves. The martyrdom of polycarp polycarp prologue the church of god which sojourneth at smyrna to the church of god which sojourneth in philomelium and to all the brotherhoods of the holy and universal church sojourning in every place mercy and peace and love from god the father and our lord jesus christ be multiplied.
Polycarp's martyrdom is described in a letter from the church of smyrna, to the church of philomelium and to all the brotherhoods of the holy and universal church, etc the letter begins with an account of the persecution and the heroism of the martyrs . Polycarp, as bishop of smyrna, held true to this standard when he was arrested around 155 and tried for refusing to sacrifice to caesar or renounce his allegiance to christ the bishop was summarily burned alive as a martyr for his beliefs. The martyrdom of polycarp is one of the works of the apostolic fathers, and as such is one of the very few writings from the actual age of the persecutions polycarp was bishop of smyrna around the years ad 155-160 (possibly ad 170-180). And polycarp in smyrna, who was a bishop and martyr and thraseas, bishop and martyr from eumenia, who fell asleep in smyrna why need i mention the bishop and martyr sagaris who fell asleep in laodicea, or the blessed papirius , or melito , the eunuch who lived altogether in the holy spirit, and who lies in sardis, awaiting the episcopate from . The epistle of st polycarp to the philippians, which is the only one among those which he wrote that has been preserved, is, even in the dead letter, a standing proof of the apostolic spirit with which he was animated, and of that profound humility, perfect meekness, burning charity, and holy zeal, of which his life was so admirable an example.
Polycarp (greek: πολύκαρπος, polýkarpos latin: polycarpus ad 69 – 155) 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 . Optional memorial of st polycarp of smyrna, bishop and martyr mass readings february read the golden legend account of the life of st polycarp and this life of st polycarp from the early . Polycarp, bishop of smyrna, was a disciple of st john he wrote to the philippians, exhorting them to mutual love and to hatred of heresy when the apostate marcion met st polycarp at rome, he asked the aged saint if he knew him. Polycarp: martyr of smyrna dean robinson as we think about the life’s story of polycarp and this passage in revelation 2, the lord is reminding us of a .
The life of polycarp, which purports to have been written by pionius, is manifestly spurious and entirely untrustworthy, and belongs to the latter part of the fourth century the true pionius, therefore, who suffered under decius, and the pseudo-pionius who wrote that life are to be sharply distinguished (see lightfoot, i p 626 sqq). Polycarp was the bishop of smyrna, author of the epistle to the philippians, and a christian martyr he died about 155 ce. Saint polycarp, bishop of smyrna and holy martyr o ne of the more famous individuals from the close of the apostolic era was the man tradition remembers as saint polycarp, bishop of smyrna and holy martyr”. Polycarp (/ ˈ p ɒ l i ˌ k ɑːr p / greek: πολύκαρπος, polýkarpos latin: polycarpus ad 69 – 155) 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 .
In the number of these latter was this man, the glorious martyr polycarp, who was found an apostolic and prophetic teacher in our own time, a bishop of the holy church which is in smyrna for every word which he uttered from his mouth was accomplished and will be accomplished. Polycarp, as a holy man and bishop of smyrna, found there was only one answer -- to be true to the life of jesus and imitate that life saint ignatius of antioch told polycarp your mind is grounded in god as on an immovable rock.
On feb 23, the catholic church remembers the life and martyrdom of st polycarp, a disciple of the apostle and evangelist st john polycarp is celebrated on the same date by eastern orthodox . Polycarp’s was among the first recorded christian martyrdoms his steadfast obedience to christ was a powerful testimony, an inspiration not only to the church he pastored in smyrna (modern turkey), but to christians throughout the centuries. St polycarp of smyrna, was converted to christianity by st john the evangelist he was a disciple of the apostles and friend of st ignatius of antioch he was ordained bishop of smyrna (now . “and polycarp in smyrna, who was a bishop and martyr and thraseas, bishop and martyr from eumeneia, who fell asleep in smyrna but had always governed my life .