The Great and Holy Martyr Ignatius said, “A Christian does not control his own life, but gives his whole time to God!” St. Ignatius lived by these words that he spoke and became a model that early Christians could emulate by living in a selfless manner in loving service to Christ, His Church, and to all people. He is still a model for us today and for Knights and Dames in The Order of St. Ignatius, whose virtues of giving are an imitation of their beloved patron saint.
The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch is an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America with the objective of financially supporting the departments, programs and charitable works of the Antiochian Archdiocese, Patriarchate of Antioch and the Orthodox Christian faith. The Order assists the Antiochian Archdiocese in its continued effort to reach out to all in need and bring to them the message of the Gospel.
The membership of the Order is comprised of clergy and lay individuals who make a lifetime financial commitment and pledge to work together in harmony to promote the spiritual and financial well-being of the Antiochian Archdiocese and the Orthodox Christian faith.