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St. Justin philosopher and martyr

St. Justin

Philosopher and martyr

Justin Martyr, was born at the end of the 1st Century, in a Roman settlement in Palestine.

His Greek education led him through various schools of philosophy and reason.

In an turning point in his life, he met a man who discussed with him the accuracy of the biblical prophets.

Justin began to wear the toga of a philosopher, but went about teaching and explaining the works of Jesus Christ with all he met. 

After a public debate in which Justin was more persuasive, his opponent turned him in for denouncing the Roman Emperor.  He was tried and beheaded in 165 A.D. His feast day is June 1.