Ignatius of Antioch

Martyrdom of Ignatius of Antioch, Church of San Clemente, Rome

Martyrdom of Ignatius of Antioch, Pierleone Ghezzi, 1700-1720, fresco, Basilica of San Clemente, Rome

For information on St. Ignatius of Antioch, the first Church Father to use the term ‘catholic’ and a martyr who was devoured by lions in Rome in 107 A.D., please visit this link.

Menologion of Basil II, Menologion of Basileiou - 11th century illuminated byzantine manuscript with 430 miniatures, now in Vatican library (Vaticanus graecus 1613).

Ignatius of Antioch’s Martyrdom. Menologion of Basil II – 11th century illuminated byzantine manuscript with 430 miniatures, now in Vatican library (Vaticanus graecus 1613).

 

 

 

 

Four Myths About Women in the Early Church

Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy: "Procession of the Holy Virgins and Martyrs". Mosaic of a Ravennate italian-byzantine workshop, completed within 526 AD by the so-called "Master of Sant'Apollinare".

Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy: “Procession of the Holy Virgins and Martyrs”. Mosaic of a Ravennate italian-byzantine workshop, completed within 526 AD by the so-called “Master of Sant’Apollinare”

Fascinating blog post over at Oxford University Press and this mosaic used to illustrate it is lovely.