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Germanicus of Smyrna

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Canonized  Pre-congregation
Died  Smyrna
Role  Martyr
Name  Germanicus Smyrna
Feast  19 January

Venerated in  Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Similar  Papias of Hierapolis, Polycarp, Chrysostomos of Smyrna

Saint Germanicus was a youth who was arrested and martyred for his faith in Smyrna during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antoninus. As Germanicus stood in the arena, facing a wild beast, the Roman proconsul pleaded with him that in view of his youth he should deny his faith to obtain a pardon. But the young man refused to apostatize, and willingly embraced martyrdom.

Germanicus was praised for his courage facing the wild beasts used to kill him.

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Germanicus of Smyrna Wikipedia


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