Actually, it was not them who removed it, it was us who added it
Horsey-poo. I have a reprint of the Original 1611 King James Bible, and it includes the deutero-canonical books (the ones called "apocrypha" by others)
Lke ts predecessors, the Matthew,Coverdale and "Great" Bibles of Henry VIII, the Geneva Bible of the Puritans and the Bishop Bible of the High Church.
Some overly Puritan zealots who bound the Geveva Bible's 1599 edition who first removed them, discarded the published pages and crossing out by pen them in the table of contents. In response the Archbishop of Cantebury in 1615 made such actions punishable by a years imprisionment. So in 1640 the Puritans published the Geneva Bible without them in Amsterdam (and lying in the process, claiming in its apologia in lieu of the bookd in between Malachi and the NT that the Dutch Bible omitted the books. The Dutch Bible has them as an appendix, with an prefaced apology. The English included the translated apology, but did not append the Books). When the Puritans took over Parliament, they issued the Westminister Confession in 1648, which dictated the mutilation of the Bible as a matter of dogma. Thereafter, the Non-conformists took it as an article of Faith (and how the first Bible printed in America, in 1782, i.e. when the Anglican church was disestablished and the Protestant Episcoapl Church of the United States yet to be organized at an attempt at canonical order, it did not have the Books), and forced it on the British Bible Society in 1826 by mandating that no funds would be used for any Bible that was not mutilated. When the Bible Society offered to donate the Bible for the coronation mass, the Archbishop of Cantebury refused it on the grounds that it "did not contain the Apocrypha, and therefore was a mutilated and imperfect Bible.http://books.google.com/books?id=rr0QAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=Cromwell+apocrypha+bible&source=bl&ots=tuDUs7T2KZ&sig=jisWAgh_iPazmOu0qkCM7G19VeE&hl=en&ei=bVZQTcWoBIXfgQfLkok0&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBYQ6AEwAA#
So as not to be Anglocentric (I never am) the Lutherbibel, the Christian III's Bibel of Denmark (and Norway), Sweden's (and Finland's) Gustav Vasas Bibel (and Finland's own Vanha kirkkoraamattu (Old Church Bible)), and the Dutch Statenbijbel, Calvin's Bible de Genève and his cousin's Bible d'Olivétan-all more or less the equivalent of the KJV, ALL had (and still have in case of the Lutherans) the "apocrypha." No body on the Continent got the dark idea of mutilating the Bible until the British Bible Society started to spread its preaching.
and the deutero-canonical books were suppressed in the USA by Protestant ministers who don't like the part about "praying for the dead" in the 12th chapter of the 2 Maccabees.
Can't blame the Yanks for that. It was their British kin.
If you really are Orthodox, you'd know that the Orthodox Church knows full well the Bible in use at the time when Our Lord took flesh and walked the Earth was the Septuagint.
What's really interesting is that the Dead Sea Scrolls include the extra un-numbered Psalm that the Septuagint has... this is the first time the extra un-numbered Psalm has shown up in a Hebrew source.
You can prove the LXX numbering from the Masoretic Text. Psalms 9 and 10 are an acrostic (alphabetical poem) in Hebrew, Ps. 10 picking up in the alphabet where Ps. 9 breaks off. The LXX keeps it together as Ps. 9.