How to Read the Bible

By Evan Kardaras, Sub-Deacon at St. Mary & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, Bexley, Australia. In this talk we will explore how to read the Bible. In order to achieve this it’s important to first understand what the Bible is. The Bible is the written Word of God. It is a book written by human beings,... Continue Reading →

The Deuterocanonical Books

Some Christians gave the word Apocrypha to the following books that have been omitted from the Protestant publications of the Holy Bible. They are, in order: Tobit Judith Sequel of Esther Wisdom of Solomon Wisdom of Joshua, Son of Sirach Baruch Sequel of the Book of Daniel 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees Psalm 151 Calling these books “Apocrypha”... Continue Reading →

The Bible

By Fr. Antonios Kaldas - Parish Priest from Archangel Michael & St. Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church, Sydney, Australia. You will notice that in the last post I listed the Bible as a subheading under the heading ‘Tradition’. I did this to emphasise the nature of role of the Bible in Orthodox (and Roman Catholic) Christianity, in... Continue Reading →

The Canonization of Scripture

I. Which Version of the Old Testament? Today, it is very common to know the list of Bible books “down pat” among Evangelicals – our kids sing songs in Bible School, etc. Every Bible keeps the books in the same order, and divides the Old Testament nicely into “the Law,” “The Prophets,” and ‘The Writings,”... Continue Reading →

The Holy Scripture (Bible)

The Orthodox Church believes that the Holy Scripture is the divinely inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). It is the story in which God reveals His love for man throughout the history of mankind. The Old Testament tells of the history of that revelation from Creation through the Age of the Prophets. It contains 39... Continue Reading →

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