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Fathers Of The Church
Catholic Edition

The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach the Testament of Abraham, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Narrative of Zosimus, the Apology of Aristides, the Epistles of Clement (Complete Text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books 1–10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10–14

THE GOSPEL OF PETER, THE DIATESSARON OF TATIAN, THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER, THE VISION OF PAUL, THE APOCALYPSE OF THE VIRGIN AND SEDRACH, THE TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM, THE ACTS OF XANTHIPPE AND POLYXENA, THE NARRATIVE OF ZOSIMUS, THE APOLOGY OF ARISTIDES, THE EPISTLES OF CLEMENT (COMPLETE TEXT), ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON JOHN, BOOKS 1–10, AND COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW, BOOKS 1, 2, AND 10–14.

ANTE-NICENE FATHERS VOLUME 9. THE GOSPEL OF PETER, THE DIATESSARON OF TATIAN, THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER, THE VISION OF PAUL, THE APOCALYPSES OF THE VIRGIN AND SEDRACH, THE TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM, THE ACTS OF XANTHIPPE AND POLYXENA, THE NARRATIVE OF ZOSIMUS, THE APOLOGY OF ARISTIDES, THE EPISTLES OF CLEMENT (COMPLETE TEXT),
ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON JOHN, BOOKS 1–10, AND COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW, BOOKS 1, 2, AND 10–14.

THE ANTE-NICENE FATHERS TRANSLATIONS OF THE WRITINGS OF THE FATHERS DOWN TO A.D. 325.




THE GOSPEL OF PETER

THE DIATESSARON OF TATIAN

THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER

THE VISION OF PAUL

THE APOCALYPSE OF THE VIRGIN

THE APOCALYPSE OF SEDRACH

THE TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM

THE ACTS OF XANTHIPPE AND POLYXENA

THE NARRATIVE OF ZOSIMUS

THE EPISTLES OF CLEMENT

THE APOLOGY OF ARISTIDES THE PHILOSOPHER

THE PASSION OF THE SCILLITAN MARTYRS

EPISTLE TO GREGORY AND ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW






THE GOSPEL OF PETER

The Gospel According to Peter

Synoptical Table of the Four Canonical Gospels and The Gospel According to Peter

THE DIATESSARON OF TATIAN

The Text of the Diatessaron

Section I

Section II

Section III

Section IV

Section V

Section VI

Section VII

Section VIII

Section IX

Section X

Section XI

Section XII

Section XIII

Section XIV

Section XV

Section XVI

Section XVII

Section XVIII

Section XIX

Section XX

Section XXI

Section XXII

Section XXIII

Section XXIV

Section XXV

Section XXVI

Section XXVII

Section XXVIII

Section XXIX

Section XXX

Section XXXI

Section XXXII

Section XXXIII

Section XXXIV

Section XXXV

Section XXXVI

Section XXXVII

Section XXXVIII

Section XXXIX

Section XL

Section XLI

Section XLII

Section XLIII

Section XLIV

Section XLV

Section XLVI

Section XLVII

Section XLVIII

Section XLIX

Section L

Section LI

Section LII

Section LIII

Section LIV

Section LV

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THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER

The Revelation of Peter

The Apocalypse of Peter

Fragments of the Apocalypse of Peter

THE VISION OF PAUL

The Vision of Paul

THE APOCALYPSE OF THE VIRGIN

The Apocalypse of the Holy Mother of God Concerning the Chastisements

THE APOCALYPSE OF SEDRACH

The Apocalypse of Sedrach

THE TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM

The Testament of Abraham

Version I

Version II

THE ACTS OF XANTHIPPE AND POLYXENA

Life and Conduct of the Holy Women, Xanthippe, Polyxena, and Rebecca

THE NARRATIVE OF ZOSIMUS

The Narrative of Zosimus Concerning the Life of the Blessed

THE EPISTLES OF CLEMENT

The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians

Chapter I
The Salutation. Praise of the Corinthians Before the Breaking Forth of Schism Among Them

Chapter II
Praise of the Corinthians Continued

Chapter III
The Sad State of the Corinthian Church After Sedition Arose in It from Envy and Emulation

Chapter IV
Many Evils Have Already Flowed from This Source in Ancient Times

Chapter V
No Less Evils Have Arisen from the Same Source in the Most Recent Times. The Martyrdom of Peter and Paul

Chapter VI
Continuation. Several Other Martyrs

Chapter VII
An Exhortation to Repentance

Chapter VIII
Continuation Respecting Repentance

Chapter IX
Examples of the Saints

Chapter X
Continuation of the Above

Chapter XI
Continuation. Lot

Chapter XII
The Rewards of Faith and Hospitality. Rahab

Chapter XIII
An Exhortation to Humility

Chapter XIV
We Should Obey God Rather Than the Authors of Sedition

Chapter XV
We Must Adhere to Those Who Cultivate Peace, Not to Those Who Merely Pretend to Do So

Chapter XVI
Christ as an Example of Humility

Chapter XVII
The Saints as Examples of Humility

Chapter XVIII
David as an Example of Humility

Chapter XIX
Imitating These Examples, Let Us Seek After Peace

Chapter XX
The Peace and Harmony of the Universe

Chapter XXI
Let Us Obey God, and Not the Authors of Sedition

Chapter XXII
These Exhortations are Confirmed by the Christian Faith, Which Proclaims the Misery of Sinful Conduct

Chapter XXIII
Be Humble, and Believe that Christ Will Come Again

Chapter XXIV
God Continually Shows Us in Nature that There Will Be a Resurrection

Chapter XXV
The Phoenix an Emblem of Our Resurrection

Chapter XXVI
We Shall Rise Again, Then, as the Scripture Also Testifies

Chapter XXVII
In the Hope of the Resurrection, Let Us Cleave to the Omnipotent and Omniscient God

Chapter XXVIII
God Sees All Things: Therefore Let Us Avoid Transgression

Chapter XXIX
Let Us Also Draw Near to God in Purity of Heart

Chapter XXX
Let Us Do Those Things that Please God, and Flee from Those He Hates, that We May Be Blessed

Chapter XXXI
Let Us See by What Means We May Obtain the Divine Blessing

Chapter XXXII
We are Justified Not by Our Own Works, But by Faith

Chapter XXXIII
But Let Us Not Give Up the Practice of Good Works and Love. God Himself is an Example to Us of Good Works

Chapter XXXIV
Great is the Reward of Good Works with God. Joined Together in Harmony, Let Us Implore that Reward from Him

Chapter XXXV
Immense is This Reward. How Shall We Obtain It?

Chapter XXXVI
All Blessings are Given to Us Through Christ

Chapter XXXVII
Christ is Our Leader, and We His Soldiers

Chapter XXXVIII
Let the Members of the Church Submit Themselves, and No One Exalt Himself Above Another

Chapter XXXIX
There is No Reason for Self-Conceit

Chapter XL
Let Us Preserve in the Church the Order Appointed by God

Chapter XLI
Continuation of the Same Subject

Chapter XLII
The Order of Ministers in the Church

Chapter XLIII
Moses of Old Stilled the Contention Which Arose Concerning the Priestly Dignity

Chapter XLIV
The Ordinances of the Apostles, that There Might Be No Contention Respecting the Priestly Office

Chapter XLV
It is the Part of the Wicked to Vex the Righteous

Chapter XLVI
Let Us Cleave to the Righteous: Your Strife is Pernicious

Chapter XLVII
Your Recent Discord is Worse Than the Former Which Took Place in the Times of Paul

Chapter XLVIII
Let Us Return to the Practice of Brotherly Love

Chapter XLIX
The Praise of Love

Chapter L
Let Us Pray to Be Thought Worthy of Love

Chapter LI
Let the Partakers in Strife Acknowledge Their Sins

Chapter LII
Such a Confession is Pleasing to God

Chapter LIII
The Love of Moses Towards His People

Chapter LIV
He Who is Full of Love Will Incur Every Loss, that Peace May Be Restored to the Church

Chapter LV
Examples of Such Love

Chapter LVI
Let Us Admonish and Correct One Another

Chapter LVII
Let the Authors of Sedition Submit Themselves

Chapter LVIII
Submission the Precursor of Salvation

Chapter LIX
Warning Against Disobedience. Prayer

Chapter LX
Prayer Continued

Chapter LXI
Prayer Continued—For Rulers and Governors. Conclusion

Chapter LXII
Summary and Conclusory—Concerning Godliness

Chapter LXIII
Hortatory, Letter Sent by Special Messengers

Chapter LXIV
Blessings Sought for All that Call Upon God

Chapter LXV
The Corinthians are Exhorted Speedily to Send Back Word that Peace Has Been Restored. The Benediction

The Second Epistle of Clement

Chapter I
We Ought to Think Highly of Christ

Chapter II
The Church, Formerly Barren, is Now Fruitful

Chapter III
The Duty of Confessing Christ

Chapter IV
True Confession of Christ

Chapter V
This World Should Be Despised

Chapter VI
The Present and Future Worlds are Enemies to Each Other

Chapter VII
We Must Strive in Order to Be Crowned

Chapter VIII
The Necessity of Repentance While We are on Earth

Chapter IX
We Shall Be Judged in the Flesh

Chapter X
Vice is to Be Forsaken, and Virtue Followed

Chapter XI
We Ought to Serve God, Trusting in His Promises

Chapter XII
We are Constantly to Look for the Kingdom of God

Chapter XIII
God’s Name Not to Be Blasphemed

Chapter XIV
The Church Spiritual

Chapter XV
He Who Saves and He Who is Saved

Chapter XVI
Preparation for the Day of Judgment

Chapter XVII
Same Subject Continued

Chapter XVIII
The Author Sinful, Yet Pursuing

Chapter XIX
Reward of the Righteous, Although They May Suffer

Chapter XX
Godliness, Not Gain, the True Riches

THE APOLOGY OF ARISTIDES THE PHILOSOPHER

The Apology of Aristides as it is preserved in the history of Barlaam and Josaphat

The Apology of Aristides the Philosopher

THE PASSION OF THE SCILLITAN MARTYRS

The Passion of the Scillitan Martyrs

EPISTLE TO GREGORY AND ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

Letter of Origen to Gregory

Origen’s Commentary on the Gospel of John

Book I

Book II

Fragments of the Fourth Book

From the Fifth Book

Sixth Book

Tenth Book

ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

Origen's Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

From the First Book of the Commentary on Matthew

From the Second Book of the Commentary on the Gospel According to Matthew
The Unity and Harmony of Scripture

Book X

1. The Parable of the Tares: the House of Jesus

2. Exposition of the Parable

3. The Shining of the Righteous. Its Interpretation

4. Concerning the Parable of the Treasure Hidden in the Field. The Parable Distinguished from the Similitude

5. The Field and the Treasure Interpreted

6. The Exposition Continued

7. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. The Formation and Difference of Pearls

8. The Parable Interpreted is the Light of These Views

9. Christ the Pearl of Great Price

10. The Pearl of the Gospel in Relation to the Old Testament

11. The Parable of the Drag-Net

12. The Divine Scriptures Compared to a Net

13. Relation of Men to Angels

14. The Disciples as Scribes

15. The Householder and His Treasury

16. Parables in Relation to Similitudes. Jesus in His Own Country

17. The Brethren of Jesus

18. Prophets in Their Country

19. Relation of Faith and Unbelief to the Supernatural Powers of Jesus

20. Different Conceptions of John the Baptist

21. Herod and the Baptist

22. The Dancing of Herodias. The Keeping of Oaths

23. The Withdrawal of Jesus

24. The Diverse Forms of Spiritual Sickness

25. Healing Precedes Participation in the Loaves of Jesus

Book XI

1. Introduction to the Feeding of the Five Thousand

2. Exposition of the Details of the Miracle

3. The Exposition of Details Continued. The Sitting Down on the Grass. The Division into Companies

4. The Multitudes and the Disciples Contrasted

5. The Disciples in Conflict. Jesus Walks Upon the Waters

6. Interpretation of the Details in the Narrative. Application Thereof to All Disciples

7. The Healing of the Sick on the Other Side. The Method of Healing

8. Concerning the Pharisees and Scribes Who Came and Inquired, Why Do Thy Disciples Transgress the Tradition of the Elders?

9. Explanation of “Corban.”

10. The Traditions of the Elders in Collision with Divine Law

11. Exposition of the Prophecy of Isaiah Quoted by Jesus

12. Things Clean and Unclean According to the Law and the Gospel

13. The Offence of the Pharisees

14. Why the Pharisees Were Not a Plant of God. Teaching of Origen on the “Bread of the Lord.”

15. Eating with Unwashed Heart Defiles the Man

16. Concerning the Canaanitish Woman. Meaning of the “Borders of Tyre and Sidon.”

17. Exposition of the Details in the Narrative

18. Concerning the Multitudes Who Were Healed. Comparison of the Mountain Where Jesus Sat to the Church

19. Concerning the Seven Loaves. The Narrative of the Feeding of the Four Thousand Compared with that of the Five Thousand

Book XII

1. Concerning Those Who Asked Him to Show Them a Sign from Heaven

2. Why the Pharisees Asked a Sign from Heaven

3. The Answer of Jesus to Their Request

4. Why Jesus Called Them an Adulterous Generation. The Law as Husband

5. Concerning the Leaven of the Pharisees

6. The Meaning of Leaven. Jesus’ Knowledge of the Heart

7. Relative Magnitude of Sins of the Heart and Actual Sins

8. The Leaven Figurative Like the Water Spoken of by Jesus to the Woman of Samaria

9. Concerning the Question of Jesus in Caesarea, Who Do Men Say that I Am? Different Conceptions of Jesus

10. The Answer of Peter

11. The Promise Given to Peter Not Restricted to Him, But Applicable to All Disciples Like Him

12. Every Sin—Every False Doctrine is a “Gate of Hades.”

13. The “Gates of Hades” And the “Gates of Zion” Contrasted

14. In What Sense the “Keys” Are Given to Peter, and Every Peter. Limitations of This Power

15. Relation of the Former Commission Given by Jesus to the Disciples, to His Present Injunction of Silence. Belief and Knowledge Contrasted

16. Gradual Growth in Knowledge of the Disciples

17. Reasons for that Gradual Knowledge

18. Jesus Was at First Proclaimed by the Twelve as a Worker and a Teacher Only

19. Importance of the Proclamation of Jesus as the Crucified

20. Why Jesus Had to Go to Jerusalem

21. The Rebuke of Peter and the Answer of Jesus

22. Importance of the Expressions “Behind” And “Turned.”

23. Peter as a Stumbling-Block to Jesus

24. Self-Denial and Cross-Bearing

25. Reference to the Saying of Paul About Crucifixion with Christ

26. The Less of Life; And the Saving of It

27. Life Lost to the World is Saved

28. The Exchange for One’s Life

29. The Coming of the Son of Man in Glory

30. The Word Appears in Different Forms; The Time of His Coming in Glory

31. The Simpler Interpretation of the Promise About Not Tasting of Death

32. Standing by the Saviour

33. Interpretation of “Tasting of Death.”

34. Meaning of “Until.” No Limitation of Promise

35. Scriptural References to Death

36. Concerning the Transfiguration of the Saviour

37. Force of the Words “Before Them.”

38. The Garments White as the Light

39. Jesus Was Transfigured—”As He Was Praying.”

40. Discussion of the Saying of Peter

41. Figurative Interpretation of the Same

42. The Meaning of the “Bright Cloud.”

43. Relation of Moses and Elijah to Jesus. The Injunction of Silence

Book XIII

1. Relation of the Baptist to Elijah. The Theory of Transmigration Considered

2. “The Spirit and Power of Elijah”—Not the Soul—Were in the Baptist

3. Concerning the Epileptic

4. Spiritual Epileptics

5. The Deaf and Dumb Spirit

6. Influence of the Moon and Stars on Men

7. The Power of Faith

8. Jesus’ Prediction of His “Delivery” Into the Hands of Men

9. Satan and the “Delivery” Of Jesus

10. Concerning Those Who Demanded the Half-Shekel

11. The Freedom of Sons

12. The Stater Allegorized

13. The Sacred Half-Shekel

14. Concerning Those Who Said, Who is the Greatest? and Concerning the Child that Was Called by Jesus

15. Greatness Varies in Degree

16. Why the Great are Compared to Little Children

17. The Little Ones and Their Stumbling-Blocks

18. Who Was the Little Child Called by Jesus

19. The Parallel Passages in Mark and Luke

20. The World and Offences. Various Meanings of World

21. The “Woe” Does Not Apply to the Disciples of Jesus

22. What the “Occasions of Stumbling” Are

23. In What Sense “Necessary.”

24. The Offending Hand, or Foot, or Eye

25. The Eye or Hand Allegorized

26. The Little Ones and Their Angels

27. When the Little Ones are Assigned to Angels

28. Close Relationship of Angels to Their “Little Ones.”

29. The Little Ones and the Perfect

30. The Sinning Brother

31. The Power to Bind on Earth and in Heaven

Book XIV

1. The Power of Harmony in Relation to Prayer

2. The Harmony of Husband and Wife

3. The Harmony of Body, Soul, and Spirit

4. Harmony of the Old and New Covenants

5. The Limit of Forgiveness

6. Concerning the King Who Made a Reckoning with His Own Servants, to Whom Was Brought a Man Who Owed Ten Thousand Talents

7. Exposition Continued: the King and the Servants

8. The Principle of the Reckoning

9. The Time Occupied by the Reckoning

10. The Man Who Owed Many Talents

11. The Servant Who Owed a Hundred Pence

12. The Time of the Reckoning

13. No Forgiveness to the Unforgiving

14. How Jesus Finished His Words

15. How Men Followed Jesus

16. Concerning the Pharisees and Scribes Tempting Jesus (by Asking) Whether Was Lawful for a Man to Put Away His Wife for Every Cause

17. Union of Christ and the Church

18. The Bill of Divorcement

19. The Divorce of Israel

20. Christ and the Gentiles

21. Union of Angels and the Souls of Men

22. The Marriage of Church Dignitaries

23. Some Laws Given by Concession to Human Weakness

24. Jewish Criticism of the Law of Christ

25. Chastity and Prayer








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