IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, MARTYR

Tradition tells us that Ignatius was thrown to wild beasts in 107 AD, a martyrdom commemorated today.  He has a special place in the heart of deacons.

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‘Reverence the deacons as you would the command of God.’ (Ignatius)

May his courage and faith be ours!
(image from Busted Halo)

2 thoughts on “IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, MARTYR

  1. We look back to Ignatius, a very early bishop of the church, because he’s so clear about the theology and ministry of deacons – something the church has lost these days, although we’re working on it. We find his writings inspiring and helpful.

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  2. Hello,
    May I know why St Ignatius is particularly linked to Deacons? Is it a particular patronage such as you find with saints associated with fishing, travel, etc?

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