What do you suppose will happen to that waxen image on the Judgment Day, Polycarp?
Twelve other christians, who had been intimate with Polycarp, were soon after martyred.
The blameless Polycarp, trembling under the weight of a hundred years, was dragged to the stake and burned to ashes.
Polycarp must have been a contemporary of St. John for about twenty years.
Polycarp had been personally known to S. John, and had been appointed by him to his bishopric.
St. Peter says the mockers will come; Polycarp says in his day they had come.
His letter to Polycarp, a fellow bishop, abounds in precepts for the right discharge of his duties.
In his youth he had been a disciple of Polycarp, who was a disciple of John.
Polycarp started and bent over her again, somewhat disconcerted, perhaps, but more humanly anxious.
Polycarp, the Bishop of Smyrna, in Asia, was one of the earliest of these.