Polycarp, Saint
Polycarp, Saint
Long article on what we can know about St. Polycarp, from ancient sources. Martyred in 155

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  • Polycarp, Saint — ▪ Greek bishop flourished 2nd century, ; feast day February 23       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… …   Universalium

  • Polycarp,Saint — Pol·y·carp (pŏlʹē kärp ), Saint. A.D. 69? 155?. Christian martyr. A student of the Apostle John, he was burned at the stake during a period of persecution of Christians in Smyrna. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Polycarp — [päl′i kärp΄] Saint (2d cent. A.D. ); Gr. bishop of Smyrna: Christian martyr: his day is Feb. 23 …   English World dictionary

  • Polycarp — Infobox Saint name= Saint Polycarp birth date= ca. 69 death date= ca. 155 feast day= February 23 (formerly January 26) venerated in= Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Eastern Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheran Church… …   Wikipedia

  • Polycarp — noun Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69 155) • Syn: ↑Saint Polycarp, ↑St. Polycarp • Hypernyms: ↑martyr * * * /pol ee kahrp /, n. Saint, A.D. 69? 155, bishop of Smyrna and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polycarp — (c. 69–c. 155)    Saint and Bishop.    Little is known of the life of Polycarp. He was the Bishop of Smyrna in Asia Minor and was a determined opponent of heresy. He is remembered as an important link between the world of the first generation… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Saint Polycarp — noun Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69 155) • Syn: ↑Polycarp, ↑St. Polycarp • Hypernyms: ↑martyr …   Useful english dictionary

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