Epistles of Ignatius

Read by Sam Stinson

(4.7 stars; 96 reviews)

Ignatius of Antioch penned these letters to churches (Ephesians, Magnesians, Trallians, Romans, Philadelphians, and Smyrnaeans) and Polycarp on his way to martyrdom. Ignatius was an apologist for the Episcopal style of church government (as opposed to sole rule by a council of presbyters) which developed in the late first or early second century. Eager to die in imitation of his Savior, it was Ignatius who wrote this to the Roman church: "I am God's wheat, and I am ground by the teeth of wild beasts that I may be found pure bread [of Christ]." (Summary by Sam Stinson) (1 hr 17 min)


01 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians 17:48 Read by Sam Stinson
02 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians 10:31 Read by Sam Stinson
03 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians 9:16 Read by Sam Stinson
04 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans 10:43 Read by Sam Stinson
05 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians 9:47 Read by Sam Stinson
06 - Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans 11:06 Read by Sam Stinson
07 - Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp 8:05 Read by Sam Stinson


Early Church Snapshot

(5 stars)

What a beautiful snap shot of the early church in its unity, structure of authority, and humility.

(3.5 stars)

Little bit of a fast read but energetic and clear.


(5 stars)

I just completed RCIA and this allows me to hear what the Saints of the Church felt and wrote.

A Good Reading

(4 stars)

Some mispronounciations and a slightly rushed tempo. Otherwise quite nice!

nice read

(5 stars)

enjoyed it very much brought me peace.

(5 stars)

it is very interesting hearing the early churches thoughts

Interesting. Some doctrinal differences with canonical Scriptur

(4 stars)


(5 stars)

love listening to the church fathers