Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)

Early Church Fathers Collection

Selected Writings of Early Church Fathers:

St. Athanasius Of Alexandria And St. Antony The Great
From the Clementine Homilies: Peter On chastity In Marriage
From the Clementine Homilies: The Golden Rule (On Philanthropy)
From St. Augustine Writings: Love Never Faileth
Theosis In The Writings of Pope St. Athanasius of Alexandria
Pope St. Athanasius of Alexandria On the Incarnation of the Word (Arabic - translated by the late Rev. Fr. Markos Daoud - incomplete version)
Writings of Pope St. Cyril of Alexandria: [1], [2]
Sayings of Desert Fathers - Paradise of the Desert Fathers (Excerpts)
History of the Patriarchs of the Coptic Church of Alexandria (Ta'rikh Batarikat al-Kanisah al-Misriyah by Severus (Sawirus ibn al-Muqaffa`), Bishop of Al'Ashmunein (Hermopolis) around the end of 10th century)
The Collection Of Safey The Son Of The Honey Maker (al-Magmou al-Safawy le-Ibn al-Assal - 1245 A.D.)
The Lamp That Lights The Darkness In Clarifying The Service (Misbah al-Zulmah fi Idah al-Khidmah by Ibn-Kabar, the Coptic priest of the Hanging Church in Old Cairo around - 1296-1332 A.D.)
Patrologia Graeca (Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series Graeca - J.P. Migne (+ 1875))

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