The electronic version of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologiae Graecae contains digitized page images of the 161 volumes of the first edition of his Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series Graeca (Paris, 1857-1866). It is a collection of the writings of the church leaders who wrote in Greek, including both the Eastern "Fathers" and those Western Christians who wrote before the Latin takeover of the West in the third century. It includes, for example, the early writings collectively known as the Apostolic Fathers, such as the Epistles of Clement and The Shepherd of Hermas, the church historian Eusebius, the controversial theologian Origen, and the Cappadocian Fathers Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa.
The texts are generally interlaced, with one column of Greek and a corresponding column on the other side of the page that is the Latin translation. New and comprehensive tables of contents are part of the electronic version. Full-text searching is not yet available.