St. Ignatius of Antioch

The Lord did nothing either of himself or through his apostles without his Father, with whom he is united; so too, you should undertake nothing without the bishop and the presbyters [priests].

St. Ignatius of Antioch

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Be obedient to the bishop and to one another, as Jesus Christ was in the flesh to the Father, and the apostles to Christ and to the Father and to the Spirit, so that there may be unity in flesh and in spirit.

St. Ignatius of Antioch

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Take care, then, to be firmly grounded in the teachings of the Lord and his apostles so that you may prosper in all your doings both in body and in soul, in faith and in love, in the Son, and in the Father and in the Spirit, in the beginning and in the end, along with your most worthy bishop and his spiritual crown, your presbyters, and with the deacons, who are men of God.

St. Ignatius of Antioch

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I am the wheat of God, and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of God.

St. Ignatius of Antioch

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See that you all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as you would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is [administered] either by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it. Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.

St. Ignatius of Antioch

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Do everything as if He were dwelling in us. Thus we shall be His temples and He will be within us as our God – as He actually is.

St. Ignatius of Antioch

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