The Holy Apostle, also known as the Apostolos, Apostol, or Epistle Book, contains the full text of the Book of Acts and the Pauline and Catholic Epistles, marked according to liturgical use in the Orthodox Church. It uses the Eastern/Greek Orthodox Bible (EOB), a formal Modern English translation from the Patriarchal Text of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the official Greek translation of the Orthodox Church. Designed for both private reading and liturgical use, The Holy Apostle contains an extensive, Pan-Orthodox calendar of liturgical readings and associated Psalm verses; detailed instructions for use; a complete table of moveable dates through the year 2100; translation notes and footnotes; the Book of Revelation in the appendix (as it is not read liturgically in the Orthodox Church); and more. Four ribbon bookmarks make use easy.
Attention to design was very important to this project. The epistle book features beautiful black-and-red printing and gorgeous full-page iconography and ornamentation. Complete with a handsome foil-stamped, cloth-bound hardcover, it is a dignified and holy book worthy of the words of Christ contained within.
A perfect companion to The Holy Gospel, no home prayer library is complete without The Holy Apostle. It would likewise find a perfect place in a clergy home visit kit or travel altar. Makes a perfect gift for graduates and any occasion.
- Dimensions: 5 x 7.5 inches (similar to popular pocket-size prayer books)
- Cover: Hardcover, cloth bound, with gold foil stamp design on front and back
- Pages: 524 archival paper pages, two-color printing, 4 ribbon bookmarks
- Language: English (EOB Bible Translation)
- Published by Saint Ignatius Orthodox Press
Just like the Gospel, this book is well designed, and arranged it is becoming "my to go to" when need to read a N.T. passage.
After having bought the Holy Gospel Book, I was hoping that there would be a follow-up with the Apostol. I enjoy the translation. It is a handy size, especially if going to a retreat or other event where the Divine Liturgy will be taking place. Thank you!
Excellent and a joy to experience: very well done book.
A beautiful edition. Excellent for personal use in following the cycle of readings, an elegant translation. The design and layout of the book is superb.
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