In the Acts of the Apostles, the Spirit said to the Apostle Philip, “Go near and join thyself to this chariot.” And Philip ran up and heard the Ethiopian eunuch reading the Prophet Isaiah,” and he said, “So then dost thou really understand what thou readest?” The Eunuch replied, “No, how can I, unless someone should guide me?” (Acts 8:29-30).
We especially like these versions of the Holy Gospels and the Psalter. The explanations by the Saints, such as St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, St. Athanasius, and St. John of Damascus, among many others, illuminate the meaning of the passages.
This 2024 daily calendar book spans 380 pages, each dedicated to the life of an Orthodox Saint. Dive into insightful teachings from revered Saints and Church elders, daily commemorations, Gospel and Epistle readings, fasting recommendations, and feast references throughout the year. This is the 29th annual edition published by the Orthodox Calendar Company.
The Orthodox Psalter offers insights from notable Saints such as St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, and St. Athanasius, enhancing our understanding of the passages. St. Basil particularly lauds the Psalms for framing life's laws, serving as a treasury of teachings, healing wounded souls, and offering guidance against passions with its persuasive sweetness and clarity of thought.