Sunday, May 31, 2020

Foremost Catholic Apologist from the Patriarchial Period of the Church

Image of St. Justin MartyrSt. Justin Martyr

Feastday: June 1
Birth: 100
Death: 165

Christian apologist, born at Flavia Neapolis, about A.D. 100, converted to Christianity about A.D. 130, taught and defended the Christian religion in Asia Minor and at Rome, where he suffered martyrdom about the year 165. Two "Apologies" bearing his name and his "Dialogue with the Jew Tryphon" have come down to us. Leo XIII had a Mass and an Office composed in his honor.
Justin Martyr (Latin: Iustinus Martyr), an early Christian apologist, is regarded as the foremost exponent of the Divine Word, the Logos, in the second century.[4] He was martyred, alongside some of his students, and is venerated as saint by the Catholic Church,[5] the Anglican Church,[6] the Eastern Orthodox Church,[7] and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

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