Catena Bible and Commentaries

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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!

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 31, 2022

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796 reviews
Seraphima S
November 14, 2021
Catena is an easy to use, one-click per verse reference to short quotes by several Church Fathers regarding many Scripture verses in both the Old and New Testaments. It is a simple, intuitive and handy little guide that can help round out one's understanding of a particular verse or passage, or it can point one in the direction of a more extensive study of an area of Scripture. It is very pleasant to both look at and use, and is a well-written app on many different levels. I highly recommend it.
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Éric Casteuble
November 6, 2020
A great app. The fact that all the Church fathers and great theologians are all found in one place makes studying sacred scripture much easier. My only issue is that while the settings has the ability to change between translations I am unable to select any translation other than the King James bible. The Douay-Reims version is available but the setting never changes when selected.
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November 6, 2020
Hi Eric, thanks for the review! Can you please try reinstalling the app and let us know if you can switch the Bible version?
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

Announcing Catena's Bible Plan generator! Create your own Bible plan, or try one of the presets (e.g. "4 Gospels in 4 Months")

Additional Features:
- Chapters now include section headers (e.g. Matthew 5:1, "The Beatitudes")
- Jesus' words are now italicized
- Dark mode for settings screen