« Last post by xOrthodox4Christx on Today at 05:19:38 PM »
Not to my point, at all.
However, if you, an Orthodox, think that politically-active academics chosen by the pro-Broad Church Bishop of London are identical to the Holy Spirit, then we have a whole other problem. Or perhaps you are an NIV man, and thus would be saying that market-driven translating decisions that are re - focus grouped every five years and implemented by a continually-changing group of progressive academics are identical to the Holy Spirit -- and no doubt its rapid ascent in popularity and accompanying prodigious wealth for the financial holding-group that owns the trademark are irrefutable signs of God's approval.
Nice flights of fancy, but you miss by a mile.
This quote is from the goarch.org: "Among the first remember, Lord, our Archbishop (Name); grant him to Your holy churches in peace, safety, honor, and health, unto length of days, rightly teaching the word of Your truth."
As an Orthodox, I rely on our bishops to tell me which Bible I should use at home. I would be remiss if I were to rely on Porter instead, no?
That said, I'm curious, is there a Synodical or Episcopal document or encyclical that addresses which versions of Scripture are to be read and forbidden?