Catena Bible and Commentaries

4.8
1.36K reviews
50K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The Bible with 10,000's of commentaries at your fingertips, to help you understand any verse! Use Catena as your daily Bible reader, and get the most out of your time reading the Bible!

WHY USE CATENA?
Have you ever read a verse and weren't sure what it meant?
The Bible was written over 2000 years ago, and with Catena you can read commentaries from the early church fathers!

Catena (from Latin meaning “a chain”): brings the faith that was taught by Christ, preached by the Apostles and kept by the fathers. Contains homilies of the early church fathers whose teachings have enlightened our minds and our hearts. Commentaries from the original Church perspective speaks to the deeper experience in the roots of the authentic faith.

If you are looking for authoritative guidance in interpreting Scripture, understanding the early church, and learning how to apply the Word of God to your spiritual life, Catena will be a treasured resource for you

God Bless!
Updated on
Mar 24, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.8
1.3K reviews
Zack Martinelli
January 18, 2024
This app is amazing. I would suggest every christian to use it. A lot of times with these kind of apps they are janky or the UI isn't great. But this app works amazing, looks great, simple and above all else so helpfull in studying the bible. To be able to have church father commentaries on a verse with a few taps on your phone is profoundly helpful and usefull. Makes it easy and accessible for anyone to get into the fathers or just going deeper.
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O livia
March 15, 2024
**ok, so there was an old update & my app stopped working so I downloaded it and now its all wonky. Now on dark mode there is a flickering line that runs the whole length of the phone on the left side and restarting app only solves it for a few minutes. Orig review from 2023 5 stars: Love it! I love that is offline and no ads, i plan on donating.
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mark whelan
December 7, 2020
Very good concept, but lacks some basic things. I love with the tap being able to see the church father's commentary, but there's no reference to the letter or sermon or book it is from. Also there's no word search for the Bible as far as I can see. That would be very helpful. Other than that it's very good start. Edit: my mistake. I now see there is references, but when same the father continues it has no reference. So it should be understood as coming from the same text.
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What's new

Fixes chapters not appearing when opening a book.

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