Scripture

Questions and Answers about the Orthodox view on passages from the Holy Scriptures

Two Witnesses (Rev 11:1 - 14)

I am enquiring into the identity of the two witnesses spoken of in Revelations. I so far have read that they are Elijah and either Moses or Enoch. Do you have any other sources that can tell me more?

I would also like to...

Study of the Bible

I am looking for information on the Orthodox’s beliefs on Bible reading. Do you have a certain reader who reads you Scripture or are you allowed to read on your own time also?

Do you have Bibles in your homes?

Reading the Psalms

When my wife and I observe the hours in our home, the reading of the Psalms makes us uncomfortable. In the midst of such earnest repentance, it seems wrong to boast to God about how righteous we are and how we will smite and...

Old Testament Readings

We have daily readings from the Epistles and the Gospels, is there a list of Orthodox or ‘approved’ daily readings for the Old Testament?

We have OT readings at vespers, but are they part of a greater cycle of OT readings?...

Hebrews 6:4-6 - Falling Away from the Faith

Hebrews 6:4-6, warns against falling away from the faith and those who do, cannot not be brought back to repentance because they are “crucifying the Son of God all over again.” I must admit this passage has always concerned...

Canon of Scripture

What is the position of the Orthodox Church regarding the books that the Protestant churches refer to as the Apocrypha? Maccabees, Tobit, Ecclesiasticus, etc.

Bible

We have not talked much about the Church itself. For example, what about the Bible? Do the Orthodox use the Bible as other Christians do?