Polycarp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Polycarp Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69-155)
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Usage

In literature:

Polycarp must have been a contemporary of St. John for about twenty years.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Irenaeus (born c. 130, according to Lipsius) was a scholar of Polycarp, and Polycarp was a scholar of St. John.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
The Life of St. Polycarp.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
Martyrdoms of Justin and Polycarp 10-15 168.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
St. John established a school at Ephesus, and Polycarp at Smyrna.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Thus the work was composed before 190, and, since it most probably uses the martyrdom of Polycarp, after 155.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
And what is the St. Polycarpe Mission, my dear mother?
"Pride" by Eugène Sue
Polycarp, the disciple of John, expresses the persuasion that Jesus ate the Passover.
"A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ" by Archibald Thomas Robertson
Polycarp, the Bishop of Smyrna, in Asia, was one of the earliest of these.
"Olive Leaves" by Lydia Howard Sigourney
The account relates that Polycarp had a vision of his pillow on fire, and prophesied therefrom that he should be burnt alive.
"Frauds and Follies of the Fathers" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
In the Epistle to Polycarp, c.
"Supernatural Religion, Vol. I. (of III)" by Walter Richard Cassels
Polycarp and Papias both conversed with the same John, who was John the Presbyter.
"The Christ Of Paul" by George Reber
Polycarp now took off his own clothes, loosed his own girdle, and even tried to take off his own shoes.
"Life of Luther" by Gustav Just
We know nothing of Polycarp.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
St. Polycarp was disciple of St. John.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, in 177 had been a pupil of Polycarp, who in his youth had many conversations with St. John, who died about 100.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
He has but to question his own recollections of Polycarp, whom he remembered in early life.
"Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John" by William Alexander
No effort was made to prevent the Christians from obtaining the bones of Polycarp.
"The Transformation of Early Christianity from an Eschatological to a Socialized Movement" by Lyford Paterson Edwards
If the presbyter wrote Revelation and was Polycarp's master, such a mistake could easily arise.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
Polycarp, a pupil of John, was martyred here A.D. 155.
"The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas" by Jesse L. Hurlbut
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In news:

St Polycarp Roman Catholic Church in Smyrna collected donations Sunday and Monday to send as emergency relief to people living on Staten Island, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
Polycarp Roman Catholic Church in Smyrna collected donations Sunday and Monday to send as emergency relief to people living on Staten Island, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
The St Polycarp Knights of Columbus will offer "Bratfest" from 11 am until 1 pm Sunday, September 16, 2012.
The St Polycarp Knights of Columbus will offer "Bratfest" from 11 am until 1 pm Sunday, September 16.
Polycarp Roman Catholic Church in Smyrna collected donations Sunday and Monday to send as emergency relief to people living on Staten Island, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
The Kenya Red Cross and local media described the incident at St Polycarp church in Nairobi as a grenade attack.
Large amounts of food, clothing, sleeping bags and blankets, and devotional items were collected at St Polycarp in Smyrna and in various places in Wilmington.
St Peter the Apostle Church, located at 7718 Columbine Drive in Louisville's Southend, is home to the St Polycarp quilters.
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