Early Church Fathers Online Texts and Tools

Loeb Classical Library Fathers PDF

The Apostolic Fathers: I Clement, II Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp, Didache, Barnabas, The Shepherd of Hermas, The Martyrdom of Polycarp, The Epistle of Dionetus

English Translation of Fathers (Online)

A good resource of Greek texts in the Hellenistic period.

Apostles’ Creed

This is a web page with the Greek text and various translations.Side by side Latin and Greek versions of the Creed.  A nice summary of some of the issues surrounding the Creed may be found here.

The Nicene Creed

Side by side 325 and Constantinople versions of the Creed.

Liturgy of Chrysostom (English)

English translation of the liturgy.  Another English site can be found here.  Description of Liturgy

Liturgy of Chrysostom (Greek)

The Greek text of the liturgy.   Here is a great site on historical music.

Ignatius Summary

This site has a good overview of Ignatius as well as a list of his writings.

Ignatius to The Trallians -Early Christian Writings

This site has one translation of this text.

Martyrdom of Polycarp – Early Christian Writings

This site has a number of translations, original Greek, and links to additional notes.

The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

A translation of these early church texts.

Select Non-Literary Papyri with Reading Notes

Cecelia Luschnig has posted a nice collection of Koine texts with reading notes to help advance one’s understanding of Koine Greek

Myriobiblos Library

This has the words and lyrics to many historic works and songs.



A translation of the Didache

Didache and other church fathers

This site has the Greek Unicode texts for the texts contained in the Loeb edition of Apostolic Fathers.

Didache with Reading notes

Cecelia Luschnig has posted a PDF of the Didache and her reading notes.

Enjoying “The Didache” by Ed Friedlander M.D.

This site has a brief description of the Didache and additional links.