Great, but Falls Short in One Way I thought this was a great film. Not much is known about Polycarp, besides his martyrdom, except that he was a disciple of the Apostle John and a friend of Saint Ignatius (Bishop) of Antioch, who wrote one of his seven letters, on his way to Rome to be martyred himself, to the Church of Smyrna, where Polycarp was Bishop. We also have “A Letter on the Martyrdom of Saint Polycarp by the Church of Smyrna” which is believed to be authentic from eyewitnesses that tells us that, “Even…
Well done family film! Great movie for the entire family. I love that it incorporates some historical characters and increases a desire in my kids to learn more of church history and those who stood for their faith, even when facing persecution. NOTE: It does open with one intense scene and one more at the end as but both are done without violence and allow the imagination to realize what happened without showing.
Excellent dramatization of Polycarp teachings This is a well-acted and well-scripted dramatization of the teachings of the theologian, Polycarp. Polycarp is considered one of the great “Fathers of the Catholic Church”. Much of his writings and teachings were influenced by the Apostle, St. John. But, all is based on the Gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ. The performances were magnificent from all involved. We are transported back in time to the persecution of the Christians by the Romans after the death and resurrection of Jesus…
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