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ST. POLYCARP

 

Polycarp was a disciple of St. John the Evangelist. A bishop, he was dragged to court during the persecution and ordered to curse Christ. Polycarp answered: "Eighty six years I have served Him and He never did me wrong; how can I blaspheme my King and Saviour?" 

 

He was sentenced to die by fire but the flames refused to touch him. Eventually, a soldier stabbed him to death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12-29-03)

 

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