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, ........

Polycarp miraculously extinguishing the fire burning the city of Smyrna.

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

Did you know that the Apostles had disciples? 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 Happy Feast Day

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 -  St. Polycarp

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 2016 - St.

Polycarp.  2nd century Christian Bishop of Smyma. Disciple of Apostle John.

Polycarp’s martyrdom 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

ST. POLYCARP OF SMYRNA :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

ST. POLYCARP OF SMYRNA :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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.

Full of Grace and Truth: St. Polycarp the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Smyrna, and his Epistle to the Philippians

Happy Feast Day of St Ambrose The “Reluctant” Bishop and Doctor of the Church – December 7 #pinterest Ambrose was not about to give up a successful career for the dangerous position of bishop – a life- threatening occupation in these heretical times. So Ambrose ran away. When he appealed to the emperor to overturn the decision on the basis that he hadn’t even been baptized yet, the emperor answered that he was happy that he .......| Awestruck Catholic Social Network

Happy Feast Day of St Ambrose The “Reluctant” Bishop and Doctor of the Church –…

Family Teeth (Part 6): St. Polycarp’s Home For Happy Wanderers by Sarah Langan

Family Teeth (Part 6): St. Polycarp’s Home For Happy Wanderers

Family Teeth (Part St. Polycarp’s Home For Happy Wanderers by Sarah Langan

Feb. 23 ST. POLYCARP OF SMYRNA, BISHOP & MARTYR. Divine Office reading on his martyrdom.

Feb. 23 ST. POLYCARP OF SMYRNA, BISHOP & MARTYR. Divine Office reading on his martyrdom.

https://flic.kr/p/dKVyf8 | St Polycarp School Somerville Ma | Wow! No more school!

https://flic.kr/p/dKVyf8 | St Polycarp School Somerville Ma | Wow! No more school!

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