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American Bible Society Partnership

Over the past 30 years, ABS has been steadily building a strong relationship with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and in Greece, along with the Greek Bible Society. Beginning with the Come Receive the Light Bible in the 1980s and continuing with The Children's Bible Reader, the Orthodox Military Bible and the Orthodox Youth Bible, the partnership between ABS and the Greek Orthodox Church continues to strengthen with each ministry initiative.

Resources Available

The Daily Readings App
for your mobile device is the easiest way to access the day's Bible readings prescribed by the Lectionary of the Greek Orthodox Church. The Daily Readings App also lets you read the lives of the saints or lookup fasting guidelines for each day right on your device.

Orthodox Youth Bible
E-Book Edition
Last year, the first-ever Orthodox Youth Bible was distributed for free to all campers in the Archdiocese. This Bible is part of a kit to help young people learn key lessons. Also included in this kit are an Orthodox calendar and a moderator discussion guide. This year, the Orthodox Youth Bible edition will be made available as an E-Book as well as a pocket-sized New Testament.

Orthodox Military New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs
E-Book Edition
The first ever Military New Testament for the 25,000 Orthodox military personnel was first published in 2008 and is now in its third printing, thanks to a generous grant from The Archbishop Lakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.

Orthodox Study Bible
The first ever full-length Orthodox Study Bible in English presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible. The Orthodox Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, uses the New King James Version of the Bible as the basis for a fresh translation of the Septuagint text.

Digital Publication of the Authorized Greek New Testament of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
The Archdiocese’s Department of Internet Ministries, working together with the Greek Bible Society and ABS, developed an XML edition of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s official New Testament text.

Children’s Bible Reader
This book of Bible stories for children was initially developed in Greece and illustrated with Orthodox Byzantine illustrations. ABS, the Archdiocese and the Greek Bible Society worked together to translate this book into English where it is widely used and purchased for Sunday schools. The Children’s Bible Reader has now been published in eight languages.

Children's Bible Reader Online
An interactive flash based version of the successful Children's Bible, the CBR Online gives your children an interactive experience of the most popular Bible stories.  The stories are accompanied with an audio track, beautiful drawings, and interactive games!

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