Monday, September 01, 2008

The Martyrdom of Polycarp

There is one quote not mentioned on the video when they wanted to burn Polycarp alive by nailing him to a stake because of his refusal to deny Christ. Rather than allowing himself to be nailed to the stake he told his captors:

  • "Let me be as I am. He that granted me to endure the fire will grant me also to remain at the fire unmoved, without being secured with nails."
Here's another older video that gives a few more details:

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