Ignatius of Antioch
- Christ is Risen! + Truly, He is Risen!
Labor together with one another; strive in company together; run together; suffer together; sleep together; and awake together, as the stewards, and associates, and servants of God. Please Him under whom you fight, and from whom you receive your wages. Let none of you be found a deserter. Let your baptism endure as your arms; your faith as your helmet; your love as your spear; your patience as a complete panoply. Let your works be the charge assigned to you, that you may receive a worthy recompense. Be long-suffering, therefore, with one another, in meekness, as God is towards you.
Ignatius of Antioch � Epistle to Polycarp, Chapter 6
- Try hard to be well-grounded in the teachings of the lord and the apostles, so that whatever you do may turn out well, both in body and spirit, in faith and love, in the Son, the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Magnesians