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Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles

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Unknowntranslated Bykirsopp Lake


This short treatise was accounted by some of the Fathers as next to Holy Scripture. It was rediscovered in 1873 by a Greek Orthodox metropol…

Three Homilies on the Devil

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St. John Chrysostom


John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, delivered these three homilies, most likely at Antioch, about the role of demons in our life.…

Bible (DRV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: Wisdom of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)

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Douay-Rheims Version


The Book of Ecclesiasticus is preceded by a prologue which professes to be the work of the Greek translator of the original Hebrew and the g…

Ten Homilies on the First Epistle of John

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Saint Augustine of Hippo


As regards the plan of the Epistle, it has been often asserted till lately that it was supposed to be but fragmentary, a series of aphorisms…

Catena Aurea, St. Matthew - Vol 1, Part 1

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Saint Thomas Aquinas


The Catena Aurea (Latin for Golden Chain) presents the commentaries of the greatest theologians (e.g. St. John Chrysostom, St. Jerome, St. A…

St. John Chrysostom on the Epistle of Titus

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St. John Chrysostom


John Chrysostom was the Archbishop of Constantinople and perhaps one of the most famous preachers of the Eastern world. He would come to be …

The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 1)

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Palladius


The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St.…

The Life of St. Hilarion

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Saint Jerome


St. Hilarion (291–371 AD) was an anchorite who lived most of his life in the desert after the example of St. Anthony the Great (251–356 AD).…

On Illustrious Men (De Viris Illustribus)

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Saint Jerome


This is a collection of 135 brief biographies by St. Jerome of his forebears and contemporaries. It is often cited as a primary source of in…

The Book of Judith

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King James Version


The Book of Judith is included in the Septuagint (the Greek form of the Old Testament) and has been retained in Catholic and Orthodox Christ…

Bible (KJV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: 2 Maccabees

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King James Version


The Second Book of Machabees is not, as the name might suggest, a continuation of the First, but covers part of the same ground. The book pr…

Bible (WEB) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: Book of Tobit

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World English Bible


This book relates the story of Tobit, a righteous Israelite from the tribe of Naphtali. He lived in Nineveh during the time when Israel had …

St. John Chrysostom on 1 Timothy

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St. John Chrysostom


Timothy was one of the disciples of the Apostle Paul, who had a deep affection for him, writing, "You know the proof of him, that as a …

The Shepherd of Hermas

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Hermas


The Shepherd of Hermas is a Christian work likely from the late first half of the second century. It was considered inspired scripture by so…

Bible (KJV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: 1 Maccabees

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King James Version


The First Book of the Machabees is a history of the struggle of the Jewish people for religious and political liberty under the leadership o…

Against Jovinianus

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Saint Jerome


Jovinianus, had published at Rome a treatise containing the following opinions: (1) "That a virgin is no better as such than a wife in …

Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John

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St. Victorinus Of Pettau


This commentary is said to have been composed around 260, making it the earliest surviving commentary on Revelation. The author, St. Victori…

St. John Chrysostom on 2 Timothy

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St. John Chrysostom


St. John Chrysostom (the golden-mouthed), the most famous preacher of his age turned his attention to 2 Timothy, giving a total of 10 sermon…

Catena Aurea, St. John - Vol 4, Part 1

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Saint Thomas Aquinas


The Catena Aurea (Golden Chain) presents the commentaries of the greatest theologians (e.g. St. John Chrysostom, St. Jerome, St. Augustine, …

Homilies on Philippians

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St. John Chrysostom


The Epistle to the Philippians, is a letter written by St. Paul the Apostle and Timothy to the clergy of Philippi. It is included in the New…

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