"Polycarp (69 – 155)(Ancient Greek:) 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.
It is recorded by Irenaeus, who heard him speak in his youth, and by Tertullian, that he had been a disciple of John the Apostle. Saint Jerome wrote that Polycarp was a disciple of John and that John had ordained him bishop of Smyrna."
This man dies a martyr.
He was put to death for his faith in Jesus Christ.
He witnessed to Christ to the point of shedding his own blood, and giving up his life.
Martyred by the romanist. Then his history was hijacked by the romanists, as they did St Patrick the non-Latin christian Galic Celt follower of the church Paul founded.
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