01 June 2006
St. Justin Martyr
Happy feast day of St. Justin Martyr. St. Justin was born around the year 100 and was raised by pagan Greek parents. He received a classical education and was especially skilled in philosophy. In his search for Truth, he eventually recognized it's fullness in Christianity. He held that the Greeks only held a part of the Truth and opened a school of Christian philosophy. He became a great Christian apologist debating pagans with Christian philosophy. He was eventually charged with the practice of unauthorized religion and was beheaded. St. Justin Martyr: defender of the faith, lover of Truth, ora pro nobis.