Holy Scripture

The word of God is food for the soul. The word of God is both strength and light for the soul.... All the saints emphasized the necessity of reading the Holy Scriptures. St. Seraphim of Sarov says: 'The soul must keep itself nourished with the word of God; because the word of God is, as St. Gregory the Theologian says, the bread of angels that feeds the soul that is hungry for God. Most of all we must read the New Testament and the Psalms. The understanding is enlightened by these. It is a very good thing to read the word of God in solitude, and to read the entire Bible with understanding. God gives a man His mercy for undertaking this exercise more than for other good deeds, and He fills him with the gift of comprehension. When a man nourishes his soul with the word of God, then he is filled with the understanding of good and evil. '
Prologue From Ochrid- St. Nicholas Velimirovich

Articles & Reflections


Links to Other Orthodox Sources

Online Searchable Bible in Multiple Translations - Bible Gateway

How To Read the Bible - by Bishop Kallistos Ware

Commentaries on Sunday Gospel Readings by Blessed Theophylact of Bulgaria - Chrysostomos Press 

Recommended Further Reading