Saints Alive! | St. Polycarp of Smyrna

He was a disciple of the Apostles, ordained bishop of Smyrna in modern day Turkey, and a friend of St Ignatius of Antioch. Polycarp is an important figure in the history of the Church because he is one of the earliest Christians whose writings still survive. He bears witness to the beliefs of the early Christians and the early stages of the development of doctrine. For more about this great saint and figure of Apostolic tradition, please click on the image. Peace be with you!