Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An Anniversary Upon Which to Reflect...

Some scholars date the martydom of Polycarp (click here for info) as February 23rd. Even if this was not the actual day, one can really be encouraged by reading the early Pastristic account of his death (see here). Notice this paragraph's Christology...

"Polycarp 21:1
Now the blessed Polycarp was martyred on the second day of the first part of the month Xanthicus, on the seventh before the calends of March, on a great Sabbath, at the eighth hour. He was apprehended by Herodes, when Philip of Tralles was high priest, in the proconsulship of Statius Quadratus, but in the reign of the Eternal King Jesus Christ. To whom be the glory, honor, greatness, and eternal throne, from generation to generation. Amen."