Devotional

Friday is coming

While this story is unconfirmed, would it really be a surprise? One of the great problems with Christianity in the west

Society and Religion

How Early Were Relics Venerated?

Two skeletons attributed to two married martyrs from the third century could be authentic, say researchers taking part in a

Devotional

The Martyrs of Japan

The Ohio Anglican has the full scope, but I found this part interesting.

Church History

The Martyrdom of Polycarp

Please bare in mind that this letter was composed sometime after Polycarp’s death. The Church of God which sojourns at

Irenaeus

Irenaeus’ words on Polycarp

From New Advent: Various passages in St. Irenaeus concerning Polycarp In Irenæus, Polycarp comes before us preeminently as a link

Church History

Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to Polycarp, Bishop of the Church of the Smyrnaens

Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to Polycarp, Bishop of the Church of the Smyrnaeans, or rather, who has, as

Church History

Polycarp – Epistle to the Philippians

Polycarp, and the presbyters with him, to the Church of God sojourning at Philippi: Mercy to you, and peace from

Church History

Week with Polycarp – Introduction

As many of your suspect, I am not the real Polycarp. Although this will come as a shock to some