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St. Ignatius of Antioch

 

 

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Life & influence of a Bishop, Martyr and Early Church Father

 

Ignatius was the second bishop of Antioch, the place where the followers of Jesus were called Christians for the first time (Acts 11:26; Eusebius Eccl. Hist. 3.22.36 and Origen, Hom. 6 In Luc).  The impor­tance of Antioch as a center of apostolic Christianity cannot be overestimated.  It was the first center of outreach to the Gentiles (Acts 11:20) and the base from which Paul and Barna­bas were sent out on their missionary journeys (Acts 13:2-3; 15: 35-41; 18:22-23).  Peter, too, spent some time there prior to relocating in Rome (Gal 2:11). 

 

St. Ignatius of Antioch is therefore an important testi­mony to the way in which the teaching of these apostles was remem­bered by this eminent Church.  Yet the letters of Saint Ignatius reflect not only the apostolic tradition as preserved by Antioch; many of the churches to which he wrote, such as that of Ephesus, were also founded by those of the apos­tolic generation.  So the seven letters which St. Ignatius wrote shortly before his martyrdom around 115AD witness to a common apostolic patrimony as understood and lived probably only a decade or two after the writing of John’s Gospel.

 

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The Fathers of the Church - Who They Are and Why They MatterFathers of the Church Early Church Fathers CD by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

In a single, upbeat talk, full of examples and fascinating stories about some of the Church's most intriguing personalities, Marcellino D'Ambrosio explains who people are talking about when they refer to the "Fathers of the Church" or "Early Church Fathers.  Though the ranks of the fathers include a tremendous variety of cultures, locales, and personalities, there is surprising consensus that emerges from them on a variety of the most pressing questions of our day.  In this dynamic talk, Marcellino makes clear just how much these figures have to teach us. 

 


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Title Category Excerpt Download
I Am God's Wheat-Ignatius of Antioch Early Church Fathers Yes Download
Ignatius of Antioch's Letter to the Ephesians Early Church Fathers No Download
Letter of Ignatius of Antioch to the Philadelphians Early Church Fathers No Download
Letter of Ignatius of Antioch to the Romans Early Church Fathers No Download
Letter of Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans Early Church Fathers No Download
Letter of Ignatius to the Magnesians Early Church Fathers No Download
Letter of Ignatius to the Trallians Early Church Fathers No Download
Letter to Polycarp -- St. Ignatius of Antioch Early Church Fathers No
Unity with the Bishop-Ignatius of Antioch Early Church Fathers,
Church (ecclesiology)
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