17. THE QUESTION WAS: In 105 A.D., what did Church Father St. Ignatius of Antioch say heretics abstained from:

a.     the Eucharist

b.     holy water


Answer: A..the Eucharist


"Heretics abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the Flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ."  (St. Ignatius of Antioch, "Epistle to the Smyrneans," c. 105 A.D.)

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