St Ignatius of Antioch
(Approx.35 – 107)
St Ignatius was an early convert to Christianity soon after the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Tradition holds that St Ignatius was one of the many small children whom Jesus personally took in his arms and blessed. He was a student and follower of St John the Apostle.
Simon Peter appointed St Ignatius to serve as Bishop of Antioch. His service and successes were great but perhaps inevitably, St Ignatius was arrested by Roman soldiers and taken to Rome where he was sentenced to death at the Coliseum for his Christian teachings, practices and faith.
Some of St Ignatius Letters to the Ephesians, Romans and others have survived. Many were modelled on the New Testament writings of St Paul, St Peter and St John. His Feast Day is the 17th of October.
St Ignatius of Antioch:
Pray that we will remain faithful to the teachings of the Risen Jesus.
Glory be to the…