Military Edition of New Testament and Psalms and Web Site Now Available for Orthodox Service Men and Women

Monday, June 01, 2009

June 1, 2009

Military Edition of New Testament and Psalms and Web Site Now Available for Orthodox Service Men and Women

The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) in partnership with the American Bible Society is pleased to announce the publication of: The New Testament & Psalms for Orthodox Christians: Military Edition. This new publication is a pocket-sized New Testament and Psalms specifically designed to minister to Orthodox Christian men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces.

This edition features a camouflage cover and conforms to military specifications so that it can easily be carried in a uniform or backpack. Unique to this edition are Orthodox Christian morning and evening prayers; mealtime prayers; an article on living an Orthodox Christian life while serving in the military; full color icons of military-specific saints; a daily Bible reading guide; a prayer list to remember the names of those living and deceased; maps and many other useful aids.

The Orthodox Christian Military Edition of the New Testament and Psalms is also complimented by the simultaneous launch of a new SCOBA web site portal at  Aimed at being a resource to military service men and women, their families, and Orthodox Christian Chaplains, visitors will be able to order copies of the Orthodox Military New Testament and Psalms; access daily Bible readings and the lives of the Saints; download iPod and iPhone-friendly audio versions of the New Testament. Moreover, visitors will have access to prayers for various occasions, the texts of liturgical services, and a directory of Orthodox Chaplains listed by branch of service.

SCOBA is an association of the Primates of the different Orthodox Churches headquartered within the United States. It is comprised of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America, the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese in the USA, the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas, the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church in America, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA, and the Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America.

Founded in 1816 and headquartered in the City of New York, the mission of the American Bible Society is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so that all people may experience its life-changing message.