I was excited to hear that a study Bible had been done for the Orthodox Church. I teach world religions and like to have resources to point to. When I received my copy I was eager to delve in. I found exactly what I was looking for; a source telling me about the beliefs and practices of the Orthodox Church. It has a great section on the history and numerous articles that introduce various concepts and beliefs of the Orthodox Church. In this aspect I was very satisfied.
As a pastor I was rather disappointed. As a study Bible it failed to meet my expectations. There are many notes and some do a fine job of helping you understand the text, but this Bible seems to have Orthodox belief in mind explaining how the passage connects to Orthodox belief and worship. I also found that some of the notes were not very relative while more important information which helps to clarify a passage was omitted.
I highly recommend this Bible for those interested in learning more about the Orthodox Church; it’s history, beliefs and practices. I recommend finding another study Bible for those who want help in studying the Scripture.