The lowly handmaid of Christ Jesus to
Ignatius, her beloved fellow-disciple.
The things which thou hast heard
and learned from John concerning Jesus are true. Believe them, cling to
them, and hold fast the profession of that Christianity which thou hast
embraced, and conform thy habits and life to thy profession. Now I will
come in company with John to visit thee, and those that are with thee.
Stand fast in the faith,13931393 and show thyself a man;
nor let the fierceness of persecution move thee, but let thy spirit be
strong and rejoice in God thy Saviour.13941394 Amen.