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01 January 50 AD - 06 July 108 AD


Ignatius of Antioch was an early Christian writer and bishop of Antioch. En route to Rome, where he met his martyrdom, Ignatius wrote a series of letters. This correspondence now forms a central part of the later collection known as the Apostolic Fathers, of which he is considered one of the three chief ones together with Pope Clement I and Polycarp. His letters also serve as an example of early Christian theology. Important topics they address include ecclesiology, the sacraments, and the role of bishops.

  • Born: 01 January 50 AD, Syria
  • Died: 06 July 108 AD, Rome