Friday, February 23, 2007

Happy St. Polycarp Day!

On November 18th 2006, I was confirmed with Polycarp as my confirmation name. Today is his feast day. Briefly, St. Polycarp was a direct disciple of St. John. Being 'ordained by the apostles' as is written of him, he was the bishop of Smyrna which is in modern day Turkey.

Here is my earlier post on one of my favorite saints.

Saint Polycarp, pray for us that we may endure unto the end so that we may achieve salvation. Pray that we may seek orthodoxy and settle for no less than the truth handed down to us from the apostles. Pray that we may be counted worthy to suffer for Christ as you did. Amen.

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