The Holy Martyr Polycarp

Commemorated on April 2

      The Holy Martyr Polycarp suffered for his bold denunciation of the emperor Maxmian (305-313) for the spilling of innocent Christian blood in the city of Alexandria.
      He openly confessed himself a Christian and went to voluntary torture. After cruel sufferings the martyr was beheaded.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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