Ignatius of Antioch was martyred during a persecution of Christianity under the Roman Emperor Trajan in the early 2nd Century. Unafraid, and even eager to meet his fate at the jaws of the wild beasts in the Roman amphitheater, Ignatius did not shy away from laying down his life for the sake of his confession of Christ.
Like Polycarp of Smyrna, Ignatius was also a disciple of St. John the Evangelist and Apostle.
The Martyrdom of Ignatius is an account of Ignatius’ journey to martyrdom, recorded by his companions, who went with him on the journey to Rome, and were first hand witnesses of his death. For the first time, this brief account is now available in Tamil (here): https://celph.lk/tamil/ignatius-martyrdom/
Ignatius of Antioch was killed, and his blood was shed because he was Christian, almost 1,900 years ago. His testimony, however, continues, not only through this account of his death, but also through the seven letters that he wrote.