Saturday, February 23, 2008

From the Menaion - 23 February


On 23 February, we commemorate the holy hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna.

Because the fire of love bore so much fruit, Polycarp was offered to the Lord in a fiery holocaust. On 23 February, the holy martyr came into the harbor of Heaven, to which his fire had led him.

By his holy prayers, O our God, take pity on us and save us. Amen.

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