23 February 2009

Patristic Quote of the Day

[On this day when our Synod commemorates Saint Polycarp]:

It was the second day of the first fortnight of Xanthicus, seven days before the kalends of March, when our blessed Polycarp died his martyr's death two hours after midday on the Greater Sabbath. The official responsible for his arrest was Herod; the High Priest was Philip of Tralles; and the proconsul was Statius Quadratus - BUT THE RULING MONARCH WAS JESUS CHRIST, WHO REIGNS FOREVER AND EVER. To Him be ascribed all glory, honor, majesty, and an eternal throne from generation to generation. Amen. - Evarestus, the Scribe *The Martyrdom of Polycarp*

2 comments:

Pr. Lehmann said...

One of these days I'm just going to memorize that quotation. I paraphrase it in Bible Class at least 5 times per year.

Anonymous said...

I've never read that before. That is a great confession and one of the most comforting things I've read in a long while.

Thanks.

Tom Fast