Another English edition of the Orthodox Psalter has been published by HDM Press (the publishing arm of Holy Dormition Monastery
. For whatever reason, there has been no online fanfare about this new edition and no mention of it on their website. The Psalter was edited by Fr. Roman Braga; according to his introduction, the text of the KJV was compared with the Septuagint and changed accordingly.
Having used it for the past few days, I'll try to briefly compare it with other English Psalters I've seen (namely, the Michael Asser/ CTOS psalter and the David James/ Jordanville Psalter).
1. First of all, although purporting to be based on the KJV, it uses contemporary English (addressing God as "You"). Actually, several passages are very close to the NKJV. How much one will enjoy this Psalter will probably depend on how much one likes the NKJV style.
2. The translation is not entirely consistent in following the Septuagint. In some places the Septuagint reading was clearly preferred- e.g. Psalm 109:3 has "before the morning star"- in other places it wasn't. For example, Psalm 50: 5 says "...blameless when You judge" rather than "when You are judged" (the LXX reading, which is quoted in the NT). Psalm 151 is not included (although the 9 Biblical Odes are). For me these are minor issues but maybe not for everyone.
3. Like the David James Psalter, it includes the prayers after each Kathisma, which is very nice.
4. This Psalter has some brief introductory material- namely, a traditional forward from the Romanian edition and a selection from St. Basil's forward to the Psalms. At the end there is a chart for reading the Kathisma during and outside of Lent.
In terms of size, this Psalter is nice and handy and certainly is much better suited for home-use than the cliros-sized David James Psalter. It is a clothbound hardcover book with smith-sewn binding- it is excellently made. Each kathisma begins and ends with color illustrations. I find them beautiful and delightful but they have a certain self-taught character. One man's folksy is another's amateurish, but I do like them.
Overall I am happy with this new edition. Anyone interested in a copy can email Dormition Monastery for details.