Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 71-89 A.D. Polycarpus 1—Claimed as 4th Patriarch of Constantinople

January 71-89 A.D.  Polycarpus 1—Claimed as 4th Patriarch of Constantinople
(*Anachronistic to use the term "Patriarch.")

Polycarpus I (Greek: Πολύκαρπος Α) was a bishop of Byzantium. He succeeded Bishop Onesimus in 71, and served in that office for eighteen years until his death in 89. His last eight years of office (from 81) were during Emperor Domitian's persecution of the Christians.[1] His relics are deposited in the Cathedral of Argyropolis.

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