From a letter on the martyrdom of Saint Polycarp by the Church of Smyrna
(Cap. 13,2-15,2; Funk 1, 297-299)
A rich and pleasing sacrifice
When the pyre was ready, Polycarp took off all his clothes and loosened his under-garment. He made an effort also to remove his shoes, though he had been unaccustomed to this, for the faithful always vied with each other in their haste to touch his body....
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