Ignatius of Antioch
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Ignatius of Antioch
You must all follow the lead of the bishop, as Jesus Christ followed that of the Father; follow the presbytery as you would the Apostles;…
May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs…
I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one…
I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the Bread of God, which is the Flesh of…
From Syria even to Rome I fight with wild beasts, by land and sea, by night and by day, being bound amidst ten leopards, even…
I have many deep thoughts in God, but I take my own measure, lest I perish by boasting… For I myself, though I am in…
Even the heavenly powers and the angels in their splendor and the principalities, both visible and invisible, must either believe in the Blood of Christ,…
Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be, even as wheresoever Christ Jesus is, there is the catholic church.
Pray to Christ for me that the animals will be the means of making me a sacrificial victim for God.
Reverence the deacons as you would the command of God.
Let no rank puff up anyone; for faith and love are paramount – the greatest blessings in the world.
Nothing is more precious than peace, by which all war, both in Heaven and Earth, is brought to an end.
I am God’s wheat, and I shall be ground by the teeth of beasts, that I may become the pure bread of Christ.
It is outrageous to utter the name of Jesus Christ and live in Judaism.
Now I begin to be a disciple… Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment… come upon me, so long as I attain…
I am writing to all the churches to let it be known that I will gladly die for God if only you do not stand…
Let us therefore be of a reverent spirit, and fear the long-suffering of God, that it tend not to our condemnation.
Let not then any one deceive you, as indeed you are not deceived, inasmuch as you are wholly devoted to God.
Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same…
I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I…
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