St. Ignatius of Antioch + December 20
Like a living monument and an animate image, thy yearly feast is come, O God-bearing Ignatius, proclaiming thy mystic teachings and thy heroic exploits, thy resistance for the Faith even unto blood, and those blessed and celebrated words of thine, which said: I am the wheat of God, and in the teeth of beasts shall I be ground up. Wherefore, as an imitator of the Passion of Christ, intercede that our souls be saved.
-Orthros of the Feast, Tone 1
Read more about St. Ignatius the God-Bearer
Learn about the Order of St. Ignatius
December is Order of St. Ignatius Month
Resources for the Nativity Season
Fr. Andrew Damick presents a study of the letters of this second century martyr and the third bishop of Antioch, St. Ignatius, in the podcast, Voice From Antioch: Martyrdom.