The hospitality of St. Polycarp

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Illustr.: St Polycarp. Martyrdom of St Polycarp – Menologion of Basil II (Vatican).

“The police….found him lying down in the upper room of a cottage. He could have escaped but he refused saying, “God’s will be done.” When he heard that they had come, he went down and spoke with them. They were amazed at his age and steadfastness, and some of them said. “Why did we go to so much trouble to capture a man like this?” Immediately he called for food and drink for them, and asked for an hour to pray uninterrupted. They agreed,…” read more

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