We inquired, and learned that the lions of Smyrna consisted of the ruins of the ancient citadel, whose broken and prodigious battlements frown upon the city from a lofty hill just in the edge of the town--the Mount Pagus of Scripture, they call it; the site of that one of the Seven Apocalyptic Churches of Asia which was located here in the first century of the Christian era; and the grave and the place of martyrdom of the venerable Polycarp, who suffered in Smyrna for his religion some eighteen hundred years ago.
Several of us argued as well as we could that the "church" mentioned in the Bible meant a party of Christians, and not a building; that the Bible spoke of them as being very poor--so poor, I thought, and so subject to persecution (as per Polycarp's martyrdom) that in the first place they probably could not have afforded a church edifice, and in the second would not have dared to build it in the open light of day if they could; and finally, that if they had had the privilege of building it, common judgment would have suggested that they build it somewhere near the town.
For myself, I swear by the learned Polycarp
that I have most ease with Hebrew, and after that perchance with Arabian."
Dr Azzuwut Polycarp
, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, said that 'the government is doing all it can in the area of healthcare delivery to ensure that there are no outbreaks of disease in the state.'
Former Deputy Governor Polycarp
resigned on January 12, 2018, saying he had failed to win Sonko's trust.
Mr Sonko's deputy Polycarp
Igathe tendered his resignation letter on January 12, 2018, saying he had failed to earn the trust of his boss.
And Bill says of his latest fundraising book - his second, and part of a planned trilogy which began with In Reach of St Polycarp
's: "It was a joy putting this together.
St Alban's Catholic Primary School and St Polycarp
's Catholic Primary School round out the top three.
"The Pastorals and Polycarp
: Titus, 1-2 Timothy, and Polycarp
to the Philippians" by academician and theologian Richard L.
Their topics include the implications of Paul as epistolary author and church planter in 1 Clement and Polycarp
's Philippians, the absence of Paul in 2 Clement, Paul and the Epistle of Barnabas, the Pauline concept of the union with Christ in Ignatius of Antioch, and neither pure evangelical manna nor tainted scraps: reflections on the study of pseudo-Ignatius.
They include Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp
of Smyrna, the author of the Didache, and the author of the Shepherd of Hermas.