logo

A Community of Love, Unity and Service

Search this site  
 
 
 

St. Polycarp


Name: St. Polycarp
Date: 26 January

Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, was a disciple of Saint John. He wrote to the Philippians,exhorting them to mutual love and to hatred of heresy. When the apostate Marcion met SaintPolycarp at Rome, he asked the aged Saint if he knew him. “Yes,” Saint Polycarp answered, “Iknow you for the first-born of Satan.” These were the words of a Saint, most loving and mostcharitable, and specially noted for his compassion to sinners. He abhorred heresy, because heloved God and man so well.

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;” and meeting them, he begged to be left alone for a little time,which he spent in prayer for the Catholic Church throughout the world. He was brought toSmyrna early on Holy Saturday; and as he entered, a voice was heard from heaven, “Polycarp, bestrong.” When the proconsul urged him to curse Christ and go free, Polycarp answered,“Eighty-six years I have served Him, and He never did me wrong; how can I blaspheme my Kingand Saviour?” When he threatened him with fire, Polycarp told him this fire of his lasted but ashort time, while the fire prepared for the wicked lasted forever.

At the stake he thanked God aloud for letting him drink of Christ’s chalice. The fire was lighted,but it did him no harm; therefore he was stabbed to the heart, and his dead body was burnt.“Then,” say the writers of his acts, “we took up the bones, more precious than the richest jewelsor gold, and deposited them in a fitting place, at which may God grant us to assemble with joy, tocelebrate the birthday of the martyr to his life in heaven!”


Source: Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, a compilation based on Butler’s Lives of the Saints


Other Highlights
»The Eternal Father
»The Circumcision of Our Lord
»St. William Berruyer
»St. Theodosius
»St. Alfred or Aelred
»St. Margaret Bourgeois
»St. Veronica of Milan
»The Baptism of Our Lord
»St. Hilary of Poitiers
»St. Paul the First Hermit
»St. Honoratus
»St. Marcellus, Pope
»Blessed Stephanie Quinzani
»St. Anthony Abbott
»St. Peters' Chair at Rome
»St. Canutus
»St. Fulgentius
»St. Macarius
»St. Fabien
»St. Sebastian
»St. Agnes
»St. Vincent, martyr
»St. Raymond of Pennafort
»St. Timothy
»St. Paul, The Conversion of
»St. John Chrysostom
»St. Peter Nolasco
»St. Francis de Sales
»St. Genevieve
»St. Martina
»St. John Bosco
»St. Gregory, Bishop of Langres
»St. Angela of Foligno
»St. Simeon Stylites
»The Epiphany of Our Lord
»St. Lucian
»St. Claude Apollinaire
»St. Julian the Hospitalarian
»St. Basilissa
»St. Remi or Remigius
»St. Francis Borgia
»St. Tarachus
»The Divine Maternity of Mary
»St. Wilfrid
»Bl. Jane Leber
»St. Edward
»St. Callistus I
»St. Teresa of Avila
»St. Gall
»St. Gerard Majella

Daily Mass

  WEEKDAYS  
       Monday-Friday  6.45am & 6.00pm  
       Confession  30min before each Mass  
 
  WEEKENDS  
       Saturday  9.00am & 5.30pm  
       The 5.30pm Mass on Saturday is the Sunday Mass for the following day  
       Sunday  
       Early morning Mass  8:30am  
       Kiswahili Mass  7.00 am  
       Sunday School  10.00am  
       Mid-morning Mass  10.00am  
       Afternoon Mass  12.00 noon  
Get A Map
 
 
 
Copyright 2019 - Holy Trinity Catholic Church Kileleshwa.All Rights Reserved.
|