December 22, 2018

Martyrdom a Necessity

In Ignatius’ thinking, the reality of Christ’s flesh makes martyrdom a necessity. This martyrdom should be approached and experienced as a Eucharist, participation in the death and resurrection of Christ.

Source: McHugh, Joan Carter, My Daily Eucharist II, (Lake Forest, IL, Witness Ministries, 2004), entry for October 17, with an excerpt from The Eucharist of the Early Christians by Matthew J. O’Connell.


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