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Flashcards in St. Ignatius of Antioch Deck (15):
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Titles

Theophorus, Bishop?, Martyr, Apostolic Father

2

Geography

Bishop of Antioch

3

Work

promoting union with Christ and life with Christ (unity)

4

Writings

6 letters to churches in Asia Minor and Europe

5

Who was St. Ignatius a disciple of?

John the Apostle

6

Who was he given the position of Bishop by?

Apostles Peter and Paul

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What did St. Ignatius' letters deal with?

-the Church's teachings about marriage
-the Trinity
-the Incarnation
-the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist
-the primacy of the Roman Church
-the authority of bishops and priests

8

What was the tone in St. Ignatius' letters?

-encouraging
-to-the-point
-"pastoral in manner, doctrinal in content"

9

Why did the Romans find St. Ignatius to be a suitable victim for execution?

St. Ignatius was an upstanding bishop in the Church, and the Romans wanted to execute Bishops in order to try and diminish and ultimately destroy the Christian faith by cutting off the followers from their leaders.

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What was St. Ignatius' reaction to being executed?

-stood by his faith
-longed to be in union with Christ
-took joy in imitating Christ

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Why was St. Ignatius so focused on promoting unity?

Unity is an imitation of God (Three persons united, harmony) Unity in His purest state

12

What was St. Ignatius called?

Doctor of Unity

13

St. Ignatius was the first person to associate which two words with the Church?

-catholic
-universal

14

How did St. Ignatius die?

He was eaten by lions in a Roman ampitheater

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What happened to his letters after he died?

-they were highly respected
-considered canonical (part of the canon) by some churches