An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, an Ecumenical Edition, The (“RSV Common Bible”)

A 1973 revision of the Revised Standard Version that was completed with the cooperation of members of the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox churches. The inclusion of the Apocrypha or Deutero-canonical books with the thirty-nine books fo the Protestant canon make it acceptable to Roman Catholics. The addition of 3 and 4 Maccabees and Ps 151 of the Septuagint give it the stamp of approval of the Eastern Orthodox communion. Thus it is ecumenical.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.