Weigh Carefully The Times

by St. Ignatius of Antioch The more things change, the more they seem the same. This is advice – very timely for our own age, is from one great martyr to another, back in 106 A.D. “Let not those who seem worthy of credit, but teach strange doctrines, fill thee with apprehension. Stand firm, as […]

The Beginning of Evils

by St. Ignatius of Antioch They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again. Those, therefore, who speak against this gift of God, incur death in […]

What Is Eucharist? from 106 AD

by St. Ignatius of Antioch “Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God….They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of […]

The Trinity in the Writings of Ignatius of Antioch

It’s a bit anachronistic to speak of St. Ignatius of Antioch (died about 117 A.D.) and Trinitarian theology as the doctrine of the Trinity developed in the first centuries of Christianity and its associated terminology was finalized in the third and fourth centuries as a reflection of the realities it had experienced. J.N.D. Kelly explains […]