Writings of the Early Church Fathers

The Writing of the Early Church Fathers is a 38-volume collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. This collection is divided into three series, Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene.

These files are in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed.

Ante-Nicene Fathers

Writings of the early Church fathers from the beginning of Christianity to the time of the creation of the Nicene Creed. Includes Polycarp, Tertullian, Julius Africanus, Ignatius, Origen, Clement and more.

Nicene Fathers

Writings of the Church fathers around the time of the Council of Nicaea. Includes Confessions of St. Augustine, City of God, Homilies on John, Homilies on Hebrews and more.

Post-Nicene Fathers

Writings of the Church fathers after the Council of Nicaea. Includes Jerome, Cyril of Jerusalem, Basil, Ambrose, Hilary of Poiters, The Seven Ecumenical Councils and more.