TRANSLATION AND TRADITION. THE PARTICIPATION OF THE ORTHODOX IN INTERCONFESSIONAL BIBLE TRANSLATION PROJECTS
27 February 2023
Despite the apparent limitation of reading of biblical texts in the liturgical celebrations, the need to periodically translate and retranslate the Bible is seen by Orthodoxy as a vital missionary necessity in the context of the Church’s Tradition. The first part of the article presents the specificities of the Bible in Orthodoxy, especially, the relationship between Tradition and Sacred Scripture. These preliminary observations allow, in the second part, to present the existing agreements between the United Bible Societies and the Orthodox Churches, which condition the participation of the Orthodox, together with Catholics and Protestants, in various projects of translation, publication and distribution of the Bible.