Catena: Bible & Commentaries
By David Salib
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The Bible with verse by verse commentary from the church fathers. Catena presents insights on the scripture by early Christian theologians whose faith is the basis of all Christians.
Catena (from Latin meaning “a chain”): brings the faith that was taught by Christ, preached by the Apostles and kept by the fathers. Contains homilies of the early church fathers whose teachings have enlightened our minds and our hearts. Commentaries from the original Church perspective speaks to the deeper experience in the roots of the authentic faith.
Catena presents a remarkable combination of historic insights and practical instructions in Christian living. Catena provides background information on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the Scripture.
If you are looking for authoritative guidance in interpreting Scripture, understanding the early church, and learning how to apply the Word of God to your spiritual life, Catena will be a treasured resource for you
This app is good in theory however it fails to deliver what I was expecting. I was hoping that it would give commentary for whatever passage you were reading, which makes sense. However it doesn't allow you to view commentaries for what you're actually reading. It gives you ten commentaries for that day, and they are absolutely random.
There is no way to highlight and share what you are reading. Overall it's not that good of an app, it's quite a let down actually. The orthodox study bible app is far superior to this one. The developer had a great idea, it just was implemented very poorly. Spend the money and get the Orthodox study bible app, way better.
Edit: now that I know how to use the app it is actually pretty awesome.
This is such a great resource, and I'm happy to see more work is being put into improvements (additional Bible versions, more commentaries, etc.). One suggestion I would make is to add an option to filter commentaries by time period. For example, if I'm only interested in commentaries before 300, then I only have to see those and can hide later ones. I'd like that!
This is something I've been looking for a while now. Thank you and God bless you and all your services.