St. Ignatius of Antioch
Commemorated December 20
Troparion, Tone 4
By sharing in the ways of the Apostles, you became you became a successor to their throne. Through the practice of virtue, you found the way to divine contemplation, O inspired one of God; by teaching the word of truth without error, you defended the Faith, even to the shedding of your blood. Hieromartyr Ignatius, entreat Christ God to save our souls.
Kontakion, Tone 4
Today you rose from the east, enlightening all of creation with your teachings, and you are crowned with martyrdom, God-bearing Ignatius.