Ignatius of Antioch, also known as Ignatius Theophorus and Ignatius Nurono, was an Apostolic Father, student of the Apostle John, and the third bishop of early Christian church, Antioch. Several historical writings remain are attributed to Ignatius and give us a glimpse of early Christian churches.  It is believed he was taken from Antioch to Rome and executed around 108 AD by the Romans on the charge of “atheism” – denial of Roman gods. He is one of the church’s earliest martyrs.