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Clerics and faithful from Eastern Orthodox churches take part in the annual Holy Fire ceremony outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on April 30, 2016. The Holy Fire celebrates Jesus' resurrection. (NEWZULU/abderhman younis)

The saint’s letters prove the first Christians saw Jesus as more than just a prophet and teacher

A detail of an icon of the martyrdom of St Ignatius

St Ignatius of Antioch (October 17) bears remarkable witness to the power of the faith in the early Church