Thursday, June 28, 2012

Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr

Today is the Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr.  Readings are here.

More information can be found here and here.


Irenaeus (2nd century AD – c. 202) was Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire (now Lyons, France). He was an early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology. He was a hearer of Polycarp, who in turn was a disciple of John the Evangelist.

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