"St. Justin is particularly celebrated for the two Apologies which he was courageous enough to address in succession to the persecuting emperors Antoninus and Marcus Aurelius. One of them contains a description of the rites of baptism and the ceremonies of Mass, thus constituting the most valuable evidence that we possess on the Roman liturgy of his day. He was beheaded in Rome in 165. Justin is also referred to as the Philosopher." ─ catholicculture.org
● Read The First Apology by St. Justin.
|Trial of Justin the Philosopher, by Fra Angelico; 1447-1450.|