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108-124 (3rd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Trajan and continuing under Emperor Hadrian.
====108-124 (3rd) Persection of Christians under Emperor Trajan and continuing under Emperor Hadrian.====
*112 ''c.-116'' [[Zacchaeus of Jerusalem|Zacchaeus]], fourth 4th Bp. of Jerusalem [[August 23]].
*114 Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher born at Sychem.
*120 ''c.''Martyrdom of [[Eleutherios of Illyria|Eleutherios]], Bp. of Illyria, and his mother Anthia, [[December 15]].
*121 ''c.'' [[Lydia the Martyr]], with her husband Philetus and sons Macedonius and Theoprepius, [[March 23]].
*130 ''c.'' Death of [[Apostle Quadratus]], of the Seventy[[September 21]]; [[Papias of Heriopolis|Papias]], Bp. of Heriopolis and apostolic father.*135 ''Romans build temple of Aphrodite over the site of the [[Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)|Holy SepulcherSepulchre]] in Jerusalem.
*138 [[Telephorus of Rome|Telephorus]], Bp. of Rome, the only 2nd-century pope who's martyrdom is historically verifiable.
*150 "[[Shepherd of Hermas]]" written.
*155 [[Polycarp of Smyrna|Polycarp]], Bp. of Smyrna, martyred by being burned to death in the arena in Smyrna.{{citation|I need help on this date. Apparantly, this date is attributed to the '''writing''' "Martyrdom of Polycarp" and that he died in ca. 86. However, this is earlier than St. John - is that possible?}}; First Apology by [[Justin the Philosopher]].
*160 ''[[Marcian]], heretic, dies.''
*161 Second Apology by [[Justin the Philosopher]].
*165 ''Valentium, Gnostic heretic, dies''; [[Justin Martyr]] and disciples denounced as Christian, scourged and beheaded for refusing to sacrifice; ''Peregrinus Proteus becomes Christian and leader of a synagogue, then takes up the life of a Cynic. He ends his life by burning himself on a pyre at the Olympiad of 165 in Athens.''; [[Leucius the Confessor]], 1st Bishop of Brindisi ordained.
*177 Pothinus, Bp. of Lyons, Blandina, Ponticus at others martyr in Lyons dying in the "odor of sanctity".
** ''"Against Heresies" written by [[Irenaeus of LlyonsLyons]].''
**Protomartyr [[Dyfan of Merthyr]] of the British Isles, [[May 14]];

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