Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 7th March 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Ignatius,Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Magnesians
Day Six: St. Ignatius
of Antioch: Letter to
the Magnesians (full text)
converted at a young age and later became Bishop of Antioch. A friend of Polycarp
and fellow disciple of John, there is a long standing tradition that Ignatius
was the child that Jesus held in his arms and blessed in Mark 10:13-16
urges the church to
continue in unity, to
honour their leadership and to
avoid Judaizers who may try to
bring false teaching. This letter also gives some valuable insight to
early church hierarchy.
wrote a series of letters to
the churches in Asia Minor whilst en route to
face martyrdom by wild beasts in the Col...