“What Bible” do we use?
We use use the “same Bible” as other Christians:
canon of the Old Testament, because these are the “Hebrew
Scriptures” read by Christ in the synagogues and used by the
Apostles wherever they preached.
canon developed by the Orthodox Church over the early
centuries by the Orthodox Church.
Bible as we know it was defined by the Orthodox Church. The
on which all canons and translations are based, was given to
the world by the Orthodox Church.
simply and objectively, Orthodox Christianity is the Church of
the Bible. No other Christian confession can state, as the
Orthodox Church unequivocally does, that it gave the Bible to
the world and that it continues to proclaim the Scriptures in
their ancient, original, Apostolic, understanding.
clearly recognize that all English translations fall short of
the original Scriptural texts. The King James Version (KJV)
is, arguably the most-accurate English translation. For
practical reasons in English-speaking lands the Orthodox
Church uses the modified
New King James Version
(NKJV) for the instruction and spiritual edification of the
Orthodox Study Bible
is our standard “Pew Bible” and home study Bible.