Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr - October 17th
St Ignatius of Antioch (d. 107, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
Basilica di San Clemente
(Basilica of Saint Clement)
Via di San Giovanni in Laterano / Piazza San Clemente
*This church is east of the Colosseum.
*The remains of St Ignatius of Antioch and of St Clement I (d. 97) rest below the main altar.
*Also a chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to Saints Cyril (d. 869) and Methodius (d. 885). The extant remains of St Cyril rest within the altar of this chapel.
*Tradition claims that St Cyril discovered some bones and an anchor while he was in Crimea. These were believed to be the relics of St Clement I. St Cyril then carried them to Rome where they were placed in the Basilica of San Clemente.