Saint Polycarp - Bishop, Martyr (70-167).
Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, was a disciple of Saint John. In 167 persecution broke out in Smyrna. When Polycarp heard that his pursuers were at the door, he said, “The Will of God be done” The fire was lighted, but it did him no harm,therefore he was stabbed to the heart, and his dead body was burnt.
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