Church Fathers

Alexander of Alexandria [SAINT]
– Epistles on the Arian Heresy and the Deposition of Arius

Alexander of Lycopolis
– Of the Manicheans

Ambrose (340-397) [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – On the Christian Faith (De fide)
– On the Holy Spirit
– On the Mysteries
– On Repentance
– On the Duties of the Clergy
– Concerning Virgins
– Concerning Widows
– On the Death of Satyrus
– Memorial of Symmachus
– Sermon against Auxentius
– Letters

Aphrahat/Aphraates (c. 280-367)
– Demonstrations

– Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

Aristides the Philosopher
– The Apology

– Against the Heathen

Athanasius [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Against the Heathen
– On the Incarnation of the Word
– Deposition of Arius
– Statement of Faith
– On Luke 10:22 (Matthew 11:27)
– Circular Letter
– Apologia Contra Arianos
– De Decretis
– De Sententia Dionysii
– Vita S. Antoni (Life of St. Anthony)
– Ad Episcopus Aegypti et Libyae
– Apologia ad Constantium
– Apologia de Fuga
– Historia Arianorum
– Four Discourses Against the Arians
– De Synodis
– Tomus ad Antiochenos
– Ad Afros Epistola Synodica
– Historia Acephala
– Letters

– A Plea for the Christians–
The Resurrection of the Dead

Augustine of Hippo [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Confessions
– Letters
– City of God
– Christian Doctrine
– On the Holy Trinity
– The Enchiridion
– On the Catechising of the Uninstructed
– On Faith and the Creed
– Concerning Faith of Things Not Seen
– On the Profit of Believing
– On the Creed: A Sermon to Catechumens
– On Continence
– On the Good of Marriage
– On Holy Virginity
– On the Good of Widowhood
– On Lying
– To Consentius: Against Lying
– On the Work of Monks
– On Patience
– On Care to be Had For the Dead
– On the Morals of the Catholic Church
– On the Morals of the Manichaeans
– On Two Souls, Against the Manichaeans
– Acts or Disputation Against Fortunatus the Manichaean
– Against the Epistle of Manichaeus Called Fundamental
– Reply to Faustus the Manichaean
– Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manichaeans
– On Baptism, Against the Donatists
– Answer to Letters of Petilian, Bishop of Cirta
– Merits and Remission of Sin, and Infant Baptism
– On the Spirit and the Letter
– On Nature and Grace
– On Man’s Perfection in Righteousness
– On the Proceedings of Pelagius
– On the Grace of Christ, and on Original Sin
– On Marriage and Concupiscence
– On the Soul and its Origin
– Against Two Letters of the Pelagians
– On Grace and Free Will
– On Rebuke and Grace
– The Predestination of the Saints/Gift of Perseverance
– Our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount
– The Harmony of the Gospels
– Sermons on Selected Lessons of the New Testament
– Tractates on the Gospel of John
– Homilies on the First Epistle of John
– Soliloquies
– The Enarrations, or Expositions, on the Psalms

Bardesanes (154-222)
– The Book of the Laws of Various Countries

Barnabas [SAINT] – Epistle of Barnabas

Basil the Great [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – De Spiritu Sancto
– Nine Homilies of Hexaemeron
– Letters

– Fragments

Clement of Alexandria [SAINT] – Who is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?
– Exhortation to the Heathen
– The Instructor
– The Stromata, or Miscellanies
– Fragments

Clement of Rome [SAINT] – First Epistle
– Second Epistle [SPURIOUS] – Two Epistles Concerning Virginity [SPURIOUS] – Recognitions [SPURIOUS] – Clementine Homilies [SPURIOUS]

– Writings

Cyprian of Carthage [SAINT] – The Life and Passion of Cyprian By Pontius the Deacon
– The Epistles of Cyprian
– The Treatises of Cyprian
– The Seventh Council of Carthage

Cyril of Jerusalem [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Catechetical Lectures

Dionysius of Rome [SAINT] – Against the Sabellians

Dionysius the Great
– Epistles and Epistolary Fragments
– Exegetical Fragments
– Miscellaneous Fragments

Ephraim the Syrian (306-373) [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Nisibene Hymns
– Miscellaneous Hymns — On the Nativity of Christ in the Flesh, For the Feast of the Epiphany, and On the Faith (“The Pearl”)
– Homilies — On Our Lord, On Admonition and Repentance, and On the Sinful Woman

Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 265-c. 340)
– Church History
– Life of Constantine
– Oration of Constantine “to the Assembly of the Saints”
– Oration in Praise of Constantine
– Letter on the Council of Nicaea

Gennadius of Marseilles
– Illustrious Men (Supplement to Jerome)

Gregory the Great, Pope (c. 540-604) [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Pastoral Rule
– Register of Letters

Gregory Nazianzen [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Orations
– Letters

Gregory of Nyssa [SAINT] – Against Eunomius
– Answer to Eunomius’ Second Book
– On the Holy Spirit (Against the Followers of Macedonius)
– On the Holy Trinity, and of the Godhead of the Holy Spirit (To Eustathius)
– On “Not Three Gods” (To Ablabius)
– On the Faith (To Simplicius)
– On Virginity
– On Infants’ Early Deaths
– On Pilgrimages
– On the Making of Man
– On the Soul and the Resurrection
– The Great Catechism
– Funeral Oration on Meletius
– On the Baptism of Christ (Sermon for the Day of Lights)
– Letters

Gregory Thaumaturgus [SAINT] – A Declaration of Faith
– A Metaphrase of the Book of Ecclesiastes
– Canonical Epistle
– The Oration and Panegyric Addressed to Origen
– A Sectional Confession of Faith
– On the Trinity
– Twelve Topics on the Faith
– On the Subject of the Soul
– Four Homilies
– On All the Saints
– On Matthew 6:22-23

– The Shepherd

Hilary of Poitiers [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – On the Councils, or the Faith of the Easterns
– On the Trinity
– Homilies on the Psalms

Hippolytus [SAINT] – The Refutation of All Heresies
– Some Exegetical Fragments of Hippolytus
– Expository Treatise Against the Jews
– Against Plato, On the Cause of the Universe
– Against the Heresy of Noetus
– Discourse on the Holy Theophany
– The Antichrist
– The End of the World (Pseudonymous)
– The Apostles and the Disciples (Pseudonymous)

Ignatius of Antioch [SAINT] – Epistle to the Ephesians
– Epistle to the Magnesians
– Epistle to the Trallians
– Epistle to the Romans
– Epistle to the Philadelphians
– Epistle to the Smyrnæans
– Epistle to Polycarp
– The Martyrdom of Ignatius
– The Spurious Epistles

Irenaeus of Lyons
– Against Heresies
– Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus

Jerome [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Letters
– The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary
– To Pammachius Against John of Jerusalem
– The Dialogue Against the Luciferians
– The Life of Malchus, the Captive Monk
– The Life of S. Hilarion
– The Life of Paulus the First Hermit
– Against Jovinianus
– Against Vigilantius
– Against the Pelagians
– Prefaces
– De Viris Illustribus (Illustrious Men)
– Apology for himself against the Books of Rufinus

John of Damascus [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Exposition of the Faith

John Cassian (c. 360-c. 435)
– Institutes
– Conferences
– On the Incarnation of the Lord (Against Nestorius)

John Chrysostom [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew
– Homilies on Acts
– Homilies on Romans
– Homilies on First Corinthians
– Homilies on Second Corinthians
– Homilies on Ephesians
– Homilies on Philippians
– Homilies on Colossians
– Homilies on First Thessalonians
– Homilies on Second Thessalonians
– Homilies on First Timothy
– Homilies on Second Timothy
– Homilies on Titus
– Homilies on Philemon
– Commentary on Galatians
– Homilies on the Gospel of John
– Homilies on the Epistle to the Hebrews
– Homilies on the Statues
– No One Can Harm the Man Who Does Not Injure Himself
– Two Letters to Theodore After His Fall
– Letter to a Young Widow
– Homily on St. Ignatius
– Homily on St. Babylas
– Homily Concerning “Lowliness of Mind”
– Instructions to Catechumens
– Three Homilies on the Power of Satan
– Homily on the Passage “Father, if it be possible . . .”
– Homily on the Paralytic Lowered Through the Roof
– Homily on the Passage “If your enemy hunger, feed him.”
– Homily Against Publishing the Errors of the Brethren
– First Homily on Eutropius
– Second Homily on Eutropius (After His Captivity)
– Four Letters to Olympias
– Letter to Some Priests of Antioch
– Correspondence with Pope Innocent I
– On the Priesthood

Julius Africanus
– Extant Writings

Justin Martyr [SAINT] – First Apology
– Second Apology
– Dialogue with Trypho
– Hortatory Address to the Greeks
– On the Sole Government of God
– Fragments of the Lost Work on the Resurrection
– Miscellaneous Fragments from Lost Writings
– Martyrdom of Justin, Chariton, and other Roman Martyrs
– Discourse to the Greeks

– The Divine Institutes
– The Epitome of the Divine Institutes
– On the Anger of God
– On the Workmanship of God
– Of the Manner In Which the Persecutors Died
– Fragments of Lactantius
– The Phoenix
– A Poem on the Passion of the Lord

Leo the Great, Pope (c. 395-461) [SAINT] [DOCTOR] – Sermons
– Letters

– Epistle

Mar Jacob (452-521)
– Canticle on Edessa
– Homily on Habib the Martyr
– Homily on Guria and Shamuna

– Epistle to Diognetus

– The Banquet of the Ten Virgins
– Concerning Free Will
– From the Discourse on the Resurrection
– Fragments
– Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna
– Oration on the Psalms
– Three Fragments from the Homily on the Cross and Passion of Christ

Minucius Felix
– Octavius

Moses of Chorene (c. 400-c. 490)
– History of Armenia

– Treatise Concerning the Trinity
– On the Jewish Meats

– De Principiis
– Africanus to Origen
– Origen to Africanus
– Origen to Gregory
– Against Celsus
– Letter of Origen to Gregory
– Commentary on the Gospel of John
– Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

– Exposition on the Acts of the Apostles

– Fragments

Peter of Alexandria [SAINT] – The Genuine Acts
– The Canonical Epistle
– Fragments

Polycarp [SAINT] – Epistle to the Philippians
– The Martyrdom of Polycarp

– Apology
– Commentary on the Apostles’ Creed
– Prefaces and Other Works

Socrates Scholasticus (c. 379-c. 450)
– Ecclesiastical History

Sozomen (c. 375-c. 447)
– Ecclesiastical History

Sulpitius Severus (c. 363-c. 420)
– On the Life of St. Martin
– Letters — Genuine and Dubious
– Dialogues
– Sacred History

– Address to the Greeks
– Fragments
– The Diatessaron

– The Apology
– On Idolatry
– De Spectaculis (The Shows)
– De Corona (The Chaplet)
– To Scapula
– Ad Nationes
– An Answer to the Jews
– The Soul’s Testimony
– A Treatise on the Soul
– The Prescription Against Heretics
– Against Marcion
– Against Hermogenes
– Against the Valentinians
– On the Flesh of Christ
– On the Resurrection of the Flesh
– Against Praxeas
– Scorpiace
– Appendix (Against All Heresies)
– On Repentance
– On Baptism
– On Prayer
– Ad Martyras
– The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity (Sometimes attributed to Tertullian)
– Of Patience
– On the Pallium
– On the Apparel of Women
– On the Veiling of Virgins
– To His Wife
– On Exhortation to Chastity
– On Monogamy
– On Modesty
– On Fasting
– De Fuga in Persecutione

– Counter-Statements to Cyril’s 12 Anathemas against Nestorius
– Ecclesiastical History
– Dialogues (“Eranistes” or “Polymorphus”)
– Demonstrations by Syllogism
– Letters

– Excerpts

– Theophilus to Autolycus

– Poem on Easter

– On the Creation of the World
– Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John

Vincent of Lérins (d. c. 450)
– Commonitory for the Antiquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith


– The Liturgy of James
– The Liturgy of Mark
– The Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles
– The Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
– The Liturgy of St Basil the Great

– Carthage under Cyprian (257) [LOCAL] – Ancyra (314) [LOCAL] – Neocaesarea (315) [LOCAL] – Nicaea I (325) [ECUMENICAL] – Antioch in Encaeniis (341) [LOCAL] – Gangra (343) [LOCAL] – Sardica (344) [LOCAL] – Constantinople I (381) [ECUMENICAL] – Constantinople (382) [LOCAL] – Laodicea (390) [LOCAL] – Constantinople under Nectarius (394) [LOCAL] – Carthage (419) [LOCAL] – Ephesus (431) [ECUMENICAL] – Chalcedon (451) [ECUMENICAL] – Constantinople II (553) [ECUMENICAL] – Constantinople III (680) [ECUMENICAL] – Constantinople/”Trullo”/Quinisext (692) [LOCAL] – Nicaea II (787) [ECUMENICAL]

– Apocalypse of Peter (c. 130)
– Protoevangelium of James (c. 150)
– Acts of Paul and Thecla (c. 180)
– Gospel of Peter (c. 190) [DOCETIC] – The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (c. 192) [EBIONITIC]– Acts of Peter and Paul (c. 200)
– Gospel of Thomas (c. 200) [GNOSTIC] – Acts of Thomas (c. 240) [GNOSTIC] – Acts of Thaddaeus (c. 250)
– Acts of Andrew (c. 260) [GNOSTIC] – Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena (c. 270)
– Acts of John [DOCETIC] – Acts of Philip (c. 350)
– Apocalypse of Paul (c. 380)
– Gospel of Nicodemus (Including “Acta Pilati”) (c. 150-400)
– The Doctrine of Addai (c. 400)
– This is a Syriac version of the earlier Acts of Thaddaeus (s.v.)
– Assumption
of Mary (c. 400)
– History of Joseph the Carpenter (c. 400)
– Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew (c. 400)
– Acts of Barnabas (c. 500)
– Acts of Bartholomew (c. 500) [NESTORIAN] – Acts and Martyrdom of St. Matthew the Apostle (c. 550) [ABYSSINIAN] – Arabic Gospel of the Infancy of the Saviour (c. 600)
– Avenging of the Saviour (c. 700)
– Apocalypse of John (unknown date; late)
– Apocalypse of Moses (unknown date) [JUDAISTIC] – Apocalypse of Esdras (unknown date) [JUDAISTIC] – Testament of Abraham (unknown date) [JUDAISTIC] – Narrative of Zosimus (unknown date)
– Gospel of the Nativity of Mary (unknown date; late)
– Narrative of Joseph of Arimathea (unknown date; late)
– Report of Pontius Pilate (unknown date; late)
– Letter of Pontius Pilate (unknown date; late)
– Giving Up of Pontius Pilate (unknown date; late)
– Death of Pilate (unknown date; late)
– Apocalypse of the Virgin (unknown date; very late)
– Apocalypse of Sedrach (unknown date; very late)
– Acts of Andrew and Matthias– Acts of Peter and Andrew
– Consummation of Thomas the Apostle

– The Didache (c. 100)
– Apostolic Constitutions (c. 400)
– The Legend of Barlaam and Josaphat
– The Passion of the Scillitan Martyrs (c. 180)
– A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian (c. 255)
– A Treatise on Re-Baptism (c. 255)
– Remains of the Second and Third Centuries (various dates)
– Apostolic Canons (c. 400)
— See Apostolic Constitutions, Book VIII, Chapter 47– Acts of Sharbil (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – The Martyrdom of Barsamya (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – Extracts from Various Books Concerning Abgar the King and Addaeus the Apostle (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – The Teaching of the Apostles (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – The Teaching of Simon Cephas in the City of Rome (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – Martyrdom of Habib the Deacon (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – Martyrdom of the Holy Confessors Shamuna, Guria, and Habib (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – A Letter of Mara, Son of Serapion (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – Ambrose (unknown date) [SYRIAC] – The False Decretals (c. 850)

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