Read the Fathers: Ignatius of Antioch

Martyrdom of Ignatius

For the next eleven (or so) days, we’ll be working our way through the writings of Ignatius.

Ignatius (ca 50-117) was the third bishop of Antioch and is considered one of the Apostolic Fathers. He converted to Christianity at a young age and was a student of St. John the Apostle.

On the way to his martyrdom in Rome, Ignatius wrote a several of letters on ecclesiology, the sacraments, and the role of the bishops.

Ignatius is commemorated in the Lutheran Church on October 17.


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