Saint polycarp

Polycarp

[pol-ee-kahrp]
noun
Saint, a.d. 69?–155, bishop of Smyrna and a Christian martyr.
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Polycarp (ˈpɒlɪˌkɑːp)
 
n
Saint. ?69--?155 ad, Christian martyr and bishop of Smyrna, noted for his letter to the church at Philippi. Feast day: Feb 23

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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. Historically, he formed a link between the apostolic and patristic ages.

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