Christ for Early Christians by Ignatius of Antioch

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 “Stop your ears, therefore, when anyone speaks to you of anything except Jesus Christ, David’s descendent and Mary’s Son, who was truly born, and ate, and drank: who was truly persecuted under Pontius Pilate. truly crucified and dies, in the sight of [beings in] heaven and earth and under the earth; who also truly rose from the dead, His Father raising him up- this same Father who will likewise raise us who believe in Him as well, through Jesus Christ, apart from Whom we do not have true life.”

Ignatius of AntiochTo the Trallians  9,1-2

“[The Lord] is truly descended from David according to the flesh (Rom 1:3,4), and the Son of God by the will and power of God; He was truly born of a virgin and baptized by John in order to fulfill every command (Mt 3:15). Under Pontius Pilate and Herod the tetrarch, He was really and truly nailed [to The Cross]  in the flesh for our sake.”   

Ignatius of AntiochTo the Smyrnaeans 1,1

If you are interested in more quotes on Virgin Mary, you can find them in Mary and the Fathers of the Church on Amazon in both in Kindle and paperback formats.


Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church. 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p.32

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