VOX PATRUM is a patristic journal (quarterly), published since 1981, first by the Institute of Research on Christian Antiquity of the Catholic University of Lublin, then (since 1 October 2012) by the Institute of History of the Church and Patrology in John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. "Vox Patrum" is the only kind of so spacious journal, focused on early Christianity, in Central and Eastern Europe and well-known in all patristic centres all over the world. The journal is valued not only for the published scientific articles, but as well because of the published bibliographies, translations, reviews, and documentation of the patristic life in Poland and all around the world. Rev. Prof. Stanisław Longosz was its founder and the first editor-in-chief.



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Plague, illness and death in the early Church - call for papers


We are still faced with the difficulties of the COVID19 pandemic and everything that goes with it – disease, loneliness, lockdown, confusion and death. In fact, in the history of Christianity there have been many times plagues and epidemics that have repeatedly caused confusion, destruction and death. In the face of contemporary problems, we would like to look at how early Christian writers, theologians, historians of the Church and pastors referred to them, and whether and how they were reflected in theology, in literary works, in everyday pastoral practice and in early Christian art. We would like to find in early Christianity a model for thinking, relating and dealing with epidemics, disease and death. Therefore, the editors of Vox Patrum invite the researchers on Christian antiquity to submit texts on the proposed topic.

Please submit texts by February 15, 2021 via the website www.voxpatrum.pl

New issues of "Vox Patrum"!


We are pleased to announce that we are handing over to our Readers two issues of "Vox Patrum": volume 75, which is the newest issue published according to the quarterly schedule and this time it is the Festschrift offered to Rev. Prof. Tomasz Kaczmarek, and volume 73, which we make available in open access after the grace period. Welcome to the Archive!

Another peak month!


In July, we recorded, another month in a row, a record number of visits to our website and downloads of the articles in pdf. This time it's over 42,000 entries and nearly 12,000 downloads! We are glad that our journal is becoming more and more visible in internet and is used to get to know the Fathers of the Church and in scientific work. Congratulations to the authors!

"Vox Patrum" indexed by EBSCO!


We are proud to announce that our journal has been accepted for indexing by another database. This time it is a well-known EBSCO database. Soon our publications will be available to a wider audience of scientists and readers around the world.

"Vox Patrum" in another indexing database!


We are proud to announce that our journal has been accepted to another indexing database. This time it is the ATLA (American Theological Library Association) database, which indexes and provides full versions of the publications in the field of religious studies and theology. Soon "Vox Patrum" will be available in full access in ATLA tools!

"Vox Patrum" included into institutional Repository of KUL


We are pleased to announce that the gradual implementation of "Vox Patrum" to the institutional Repository of the Catholic University of Lublin (entry here) has begun. It will increase our visibility in various types of citation databases and search engines (as Google, Google Scholar etc.). We invite you to visit the KUL Repository!

Digitalization of "Vox Patrum"


We are pleased to announce that very soon, thanks to the MNiSW program "Support for scientific journals", all the previous issues of "Vox Patrum" will be available in our archive. You are very welcome to visit our archive and our website.

"Vox Patrum" indexed by Index religiosus


It is a great honour to announce that our journal has been included in the BREPOLiS "Index religiosus" database and soon you will be able to find and quote us also through them. All volumes archived and made available in the archive will be indexed. More information about the database can be found HERE

Archival issues still to buy!


We kindly inform that there is still possibility to purchase the archival issues of "Vox Patrum". We have in stock volumes: 19; 34-35; 36-37; 38-39; 40-41; 50-51; 52/2; 53-54; 56; 57; 60; 62; 63; 64; 65; 67; 68; 69; 70; 71. If you are interested in buying any of them please be in contact with KUL Editorial House via email: wydawnictwo@kul.pl

"Vox Patrum" scoring update on the Ministry of Science and Higher Education list of the journals!


We are very pleased to announce that on the updated list of journals by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Vox Patrum" obtained 40 points! Thank you for your support and all the help!

  • Index Religiosus - Brepolis
  • IC Journals Master List
  • ERIH Plus
  • Google Scholar
  • BazHum
  • Année philologique
  • Arianta
  • Index Theologicus - International Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics (BIBP)
  • PBN - Polska Bibliografia Naukowa
  • Worldcat
  • Elektroniczna Bibliografia Nauk Teologicznych FIDES


Index Copernicus


Part of the tasks related to the editorial process of the journal "Vox Patrum" is financed within the program of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Support for scientific journals" under contract No. 125/WCN/2019/1 in 2019-2020.

The editorial board of "Vox Patrum", in order to keep the highest standards, accepts and implements the principles of the publication ethics in accordance with the reccomendations of COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics available HERE.

An online version of the journal is its primary version.

In the matter of subscription of our journal "Vox Patrum", please contact KUL Publishing House: wydawnictwo@kul.pl