The Holy Gospel book contains the full text of the four Gospels, 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 Gospel contains an extensive, Pan-Orthodox calendar of liturgical readings; detailed instructions for use; a complete table of moveable dates through the year 2100; translation notes and footnotes; and more. Four ribbon bookmarks make use easy.
Attention to design was very important to this project. The Gospel 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 Apostle, no home prayer library is complete without The Holy Gospel. It would likewise find a perfect place in a clergy home visit kit, travel altar, or church confessional. 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: 418 archival paper pages, two-color printing, 4 ribbon bookmarks
- Language: English (EOB Bible Translation)
- Published by Saint Ignatius Orthodox Press
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A Masterwork in Person
Posted by Benjamin A on Dec 20th 2019
The quality and care put into crafting The Gospels book has to be seen to be believed. The look inside and out is artful, with few but wonderful illustrations. The text is formatted to read with great ease, and the feel from cover to page causes me read with great care. The finest book in my collection for quality and of course, above all, content.
Wonderful Gospel Book
Posted by Phillip on Dec 5th 2019
This book makes reading the Gospels an even greater delight. The paper feels like it has more "character" than ordinary thin Bible type paper. The guides for reading are helpful, and there are prayers at the beginning and end of the Gospel that ask for help in understanding and applying the Gospel to our lives. There are plenty of calendars, guides, etc for movable feasts and such. It is all fairly easy to follow and understand (and I am not a full Orthodox Member).
The one thing that I wish could have been avoided (but I don't think it is possible) is the tightness of the spine/binding. Whenever I open the book, I fear that I am going to break the binding, however, slow, careful, and consistent reading will eventually loosen the spine and remedy the problem. I look forward to the release of the Epistles.
Excellent Gospel, Excellent Value!
Posted by Erik Weaver on Nov 15th 2019
This is a lovely Book of the Gospels, and at only $30 it is very reasonable and offers a very good value. I only wish they also offered the Book of the Epistles! :)
Posted by Ryan on Aug 28th 2019
I love having this Gospel. It looks very classy and attractive, but very usable! Can't wait for the release of the Epistles, too!
AN OUTSTANDING EDITION
Posted by Protodn David on Jul 24th 2019
This edition of the Holy Gospel is excellent! The font is easy to read; the text is well laid out; the various tables and indexes are helpful. I would have preferred icons on the incipit pages to each Gospel. The publisher should produce the same text in an altar size. The price is more than reasonable but the postage from the US to Canada is far too high.
A must-have for every home
Posted by Unknown on Jun 8th 2019
Absolutely stunning: from the the print quality, to the images, to font, etc. It is so pleasant to use! And it is very reader-friendly: the calendar at the the back is complete and easy to use, and the notes in the margins are clear. We absolutely love it! And we look forward to the Epistle book.
Posted by Fr. Tom on Apr 3rd 2019
This Gospel is wonderful. Great translation and very easy to read.
I hope it is made in a bigger size for use at the Holy Table.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 5th 2019
The Bible is beautiful and people that sees attracts them and ask to see. Quality, ease to carry around and words are easy to read.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 8th 2019
Very nice. I use it to read the Gospel reading for every Divine Liturgy. I highly recommend it.
Best Available Option for Orthodox Bible reading, hands down.
Posted by G.B. on Dec 22nd 2018
Beautiful, powerful, full of grace, the best English translation available... Everything I could want in a Gospel. Glory to God!
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