Ignatius of Antioch - Quotes

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Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.

You must all follow the lead of the bishop, as Jesus Christ followed that of the Father; follow the presbytery as you would the Apostles; reverence the deacons as you would God's commandment. ---->>>

May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs - let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.

May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs - let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.

I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I love who rose again because of us. ---->>>

I have many deep thoughts in God, but I take my own measure, lest I perish by boasting... For I myself, though I am in chains and can comprehend heavenly things, the ranks of the angels and the hierarchy of principalities, things visible and invisible, for all this I am not yet a disciple. ---->>>

I am God's wheat, and I shall be ground by the teeth of beasts, that I may become the pure bread of Christ. ---->>>

Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be, even as wheresoever Christ Jesus is, there is the catholic church. ---->>>

I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the Bread of God, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David, and for drink I desire His Blood, which is love incorruptible. ---->>>

Only let it be in the name of Jesus Christ, that I may suffer together with Him! I endure everything because He Himself, Who is perfect man, empowers me. ---->>>

It is outrageous to utter the name of Jesus Christ and live in Judaism. ---->>>

Let us therefore be of a reverent spirit, and fear the long-suffering of God, that it tend not to our condemnation. ---->>>

Nothing is more precious than peace, by which all war, both in Heaven and Earth, is brought to an end.

Nothing is more precious than peace, by which all war, both in Heaven and Earth, is brought to an end.

Even the heavenly powers and the angels in their splendor and the principalities, both visible and invisible, must either believe in the Blood of Christ, or else face damnation. ---->>>

From Syria even to Rome I fight with wild beasts, by land and sea, by night and by day, being bound amidst ten leopards, even a company of soldiers, who only grow worse when they are kindly treated. ---->>>

Now I begin to be a disciple... Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment... come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ. ---->>>

Let not then any one deceive you, as indeed you are not deceived, inasmuch as you are wholly devoted to God. ---->>>

Pray to Christ for me that the animals will be the means of making me a sacrificial victim for God. ---->>>

I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire. ---->>>

Let no rank puff up anyone; for faith and love are paramount - the greatest blessings in the world.

Let no rank puff up anyone; for faith and love are paramount - the greatest blessings in the world.

Reverence the deacons as you would the command of God. ---->>>

I am writing to all the churches to let it be known that I will gladly die for God if only you do not stand in my way... Let me be food for the wild beasts, for they are my way to God. ---->>>

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