top of page
  • Writer's pictureJason Borges

Chronology of Polycarp's Life

Polycarp icon, Goreme Open Air Museum (M. Uysun)

For a recent lecture, I prepared a detailed chronology of Polycarp's life. The bishop of Smyrna was martyred in 155 CE, as recounted in The Martyrdom of Polycarp. Though he was enormously influential, we have limited information about his life and career. This document pieces together the details from various sources. Let me know if you have corrections or suggestions on this.

Chronology of Polycarps Life
Download PDF • 109KB


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page