For the last two years I’ve worked hard building our brand new Orthodox base packages. As a subdeacon and catechist in the Orthodox Church, I’ve found this work deeply personal and rewarding. I firmly believe these base packages are the perfect way for Orthodox Christians to study the Scriptures and deepen their faith.
And I also know these will be a great way for people altogether unfamiliar with the Orthodox faith to learn more.
So now that Orthodox base packages are available, which level is right for you? Let’s make your choice a little easier by taking a look at some of my favorite resources included in this base package family.
Something for everyone
All Orthodox base packages include our brand new Byzantine Lectionaries—one each for the Gregorian, Julian, and Revised Julian calendars.
Select the one that’s right for you and instantly get a snapshot of today’s Scripture readings from your Logos 6 home screen. With a single click, you’re seconds away from accessing hours of research on today’s Gospel reading. And by looking ahead on the calendar, you can start preparing for next Sunday’s homily today.
Along the way, you’re guided by your favorite contemporary commentary or the ancient wisdom of the early Church Fathers. The choice is yours.
We’ve also included a devotional—also easily accessed from the home screen—called Eastern Saints. Compiled by Fr. Lawrence Farley, this devotional includes a daily reflection on the lives of the Saints, helping you learn by example how to imitate Christ in your own walk.
Take your studies further
By upgrading to Bronze, you gain access to several biblical interlinears, as well as a number of texts on the Septuagint—the Greek translation of the Old Testament most commonly used in Orthodox Christian worship.
Bronze also includes a fascinating, autobiographical account of one man’s journey from Judaism to Orthodox Christianity.
With Silver, you get the 13-volume Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series. Each book of the New Testament is covered with verse-by-verse commentary from an Orthodox perspective—a must-have for anyone teaching regularly from the biblical text.
You also get my personal favorite introductory volume on the Orthodox faith: Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology by Andrew Louth.
With Orthodox Gold, you get the ideal reference library for Orthodox clergy—or really anyone interested in serious study of the Eastern Christian tradition.
Study the Orthodox canons with a Greek and English edition of The Rudder.
And take your Greek exegesis beyond the biblical text with the Liddell and Scott Greek-English Lexicon (LSJ).
A Gold base package means you have every Logos 6 dataset, feature, tool, and interactive. As a result, you can seamlessly link between the over 800 resources in your base package library.
Like nothing else
And since good things come to those who wait, I can’t end this post without mentioning Orthodox Platinum.
In addition to everything included in Orthodox Gold, you add the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Complete Set Updated Edition (ACCS) (29 vols.), 20 volumes of the incomparable Popular Patristics Series, the entire Dostoevsky corpus, The Antioch Bible (10 vols.), and much, much more.
All together, Orthodox Platinum includes more than 1,300 world-class resources to help you do better academic study, better homily preparation, and achieve a better understanding of Orthodox Christian history, faith, and tradition.
It truly is the ultimate digital Orthodox reference library. There’s nothing else like it.
The time is right
But there’s so much more. I’ve only scratched the surface, so why don’t you explore the full lineup for yourself?
And don’t forget: For a limited time, all of our Orthodox Base Packages are on sale for 15% off.
Get the one that’s right for you today!