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The Orthodox Military Edition of the New Testament and PsalmsOrthodox Military New Testament and Psalms

Click here to learn more and order copies of the New Testament and Psalms for Orthodox Christians: Military Edition.

Attention Active Service men and women, Reservists, Veterans, Military Chaplains, and Clergy: You can now get free copies of the New Testament and Psalms for Orthodox Christians thanks to the American Bible Society and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Simply fill out this survey and help us assess the impact that this new Bible will have, and you will receive a coupon code that you can use on the Orthodox Marketplace to receive your free copy or cases.
We want these Bibles to be in the possession of every Orthodox Christian man and woman serving in the Armed Forces! If you order free copies of the Orthodox Military Bible:  
  1. Please consider making a donation here so that we can support future Bible projects for Orthodox Christians. When you make your donation, in the "Designate My Donation" field please enter: Orthodox Christian Bible Projects.
  2. These Orthodox Military Bibles must be given away for free to our service men and women, reservists, or veterans and cannot be resold.

We Need Your Feedback! If you have already received a copy of the Orthodox Military New Testament, we would like to get your feedback on what you think of this first-ever Orthodox Military Bible. Please fill out the survey here to help us gage the impact this Orthodox Military edition is having on the men and women and their families serving in the Armed Forces.


Help our Military Chaplains

Help our Orthodox Chaplains minister to the thousands of Orthodox service men and women in the Armed Forces. Let us know who our Orthodox Christian service men and women are locatd by downloading this form and mailing it back to the SCOBA office.

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Free Audio Bible for our Service Men and Women

Thanks to our dynamic partnership with the American Bible Society, we will soon be offering our service men and women with a FREE audio Bible. We are deeply grateful to the American Bible Society for granting us the licensing rights to make the audio Bible available. Soon, you will be able to play the audio of the New Testament right here from your web browser as well as download it onto your iPod or MP3 player while deployed. Stay tuned to this space; we hope to have the audio New Testament online by June 1.


Children's Bible ReaderChildren's Bible Reader 50% Discount for Military Families

SCOBA, the Orthodox Marketplace, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the American Bible Society are partnering to offer the acclaimed Children's Bible Reader to military families with children at a 50% discount for a limited time. Just fill out this survey to receive your discount coupon.


Activities and Online Games for Military Families

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries is offering a free interactive games site for military families at: http://games.goarch.org.


Daily Prayers Now Available

We've added a new section: Prayers for Various Occasions so that our military service men and women can have access to: Morning and evening prayers, mealtime prayers, and the prayer for before and after receiving Holy Communion. The prayers, which are also included in the Orthodox Military New Testament and Psalms have been graciously provided by His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver, who is himself a veteran of the U.S. Marines.


Liturgical Resources for Military Personnel

Fr. Jerome Cwiklinski (CAPT, USN) has graciously provided a number of resources for Orthodox military personnel.

For lay readers to use when no priest or chaplain is available:

For chaplains, or those deployed where no Orthodox Christian Chaplain is available: