BUG: HUGE problem with Orthodox lectionaries

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 19 2015 2:18 PM

Wink Okay, the title is a hyperbole. The lectionaries actually are wonderful except ... for the New Testament, essentially my only "authentic" choice is the Eastern/Greek Orthodox Bible: New Testament. There is no Orthodox full Bible translation available. [An aside: Please order this pre-pub to solve improve the problem: The Holy Orthodox Bible (9 vols.) by Peter Papoutsis]. So I try to use the LES as the Old Testament, making it a series with the Orthodox NT - but the lectionary does not recognize the series but goes to my top priority Bible.

Succinctly put: what Bible works with the entire lectionary AND is based on the Greek Orthodox Greek text?

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Gabe Martini (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 2:26 PM

MJ. Smith:

Wink Okay, the title is a hyperbole. The lectionaries actually are wonderful except ... for the New Testament, essentially my only "authentic" choice is the Eastern/Greek Orthodox Bible: New Testament. There is no Orthodox full Bible translation available. [An aside: Please order this pre-pub to solve the problem: The Holy Orthodox Bible (9 vols.) by Peter Papoutsis]. So I try to use the LES as the Old Testament, making it a series with the Orthodox NT - but the lectionary does not recognize the series but goes to my top priority Bible.

Succinctly put: what Bible works with the entire lectionary AND is based on the Greek Orthodox Greek text?

Thanks for the hyperbole. Wink

To be clear, the HOB is only Old Testament, so that won't quite solve everything. We could maybe merge that with the EOB as a new resource someday ...

Long story short, the number of OT readings in the Byzantine Lectionary is rather small, so having a NT-only Bible as your default works the vast majority of the time.

I'd suggest using the RSV-CE, as many English-speaking jurisdictions default to an RSV-based text anyway. Licensing makes things difficult. Smile That's what I personally use the most, and then I prioritize the LES for when I'm in the OT.

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Columbcille Dougherty | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 2:29 PM

If you're going to add the Coptic lectionary this will be a very valid issue... We have many OT texts daily in our readings from psalms to prophecies...

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Gabe Martini (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 2:31 PM

Columbcille Dougherty:

If you're going to add the Coptic lectionary this will be a very valid issue... We have many OT texts daily in our readings from psalms to prophecies...

True. Sounds like we should account for multiple Bibles in our Lectionary resources.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 2:36 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Gabe. I'll direct people to it when the issue arises in the forums. I may make a serious suggestion that the lectionary support serial relationships - after all, think of Peshitta based lectionaries.

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Gabe Martini (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 2:37 PM

MJ. Smith:

Thanks for the quick reply Gabe. I'll direct people to it when the issue arises in the forums. I may make a serious suggestion that the lectionary support serial relationships - after all, think of Peshitta based lectionaries.

Sure. I think we need to find a way to account for multiple Bibles (one for each testament, at least), if it's not too difficult.

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Louis St. Hilaire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 3:25 PM

Gabe Martini (Faithlife):

MJ. Smith:

Thanks for the quick reply Gabe. I'll direct people to it when the issue arises in the forums. I may make a serious suggestion that the lectionary support serial relationships - after all, think of Peshitta based lectionaries.

Sure. I think we need to find a way to account for multiple Bibles (one for each testament, at least), if it's not too difficult.

I think you can use advanced prioritization for this. This seems to work for me:

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Gabe Martini (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 3:30 PM

Thanks, Louis.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 19 2015 3:43 PM

Louis St. Hilaire:
I think you can use advanced prioritization for this.

Duh ... Embarrassed ... I was so focused on the preference box in the lectionary that I forgot to look at the bigger picture. Thanks Louis.

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Tom Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 4 2016 4:32 AM

looks like I can't buy the lectionary separate from the Orthodox package, which starts at $189. So I'm not sure what the purpose of the $4.99 price tag is -- seems misleading. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 4 2016 2:04 PM

The purpose is to give it a value for calculating packages and dynamic pricing. Most items that can be purchased only in packages are marked as such in the packages or bundles.

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Dan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 16 2018 7:02 PM

This is still in development and not released. Makes me wonder if it's just sitting on the backburner.

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