Orthodox PrayerBook

Orthodox PrayerBook

Orthodox PrayerBook

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  • Orthodox PrayerBook - Gabriel Otte
    by iTunes Store on 2018-08-20 at 4:22 PM

    Orthodox PrayerBookGabriel Otte Genre: Reference Release Date: January 22, 2013 © © 2015-2017 Orthodox Christian Network - Spark […]

  • No longer able to even access
    by Chicken&Chilly on 2018-08-17 at 3:21 PM

    So sad that this app isn’t working anymore. I truly loved it. No matter what I do now I get an error both trying to log with Facebook or sign in. I even tried creating a new account and it just pops up with an error message. This was an incredible app. Could you please fix it? […]

  • Not impressed
    by TravisInKCMO on 2018-06-25 at 3:37 AM

    Tried to sign up to this app. Cannot sign in using Facebook. Take the button off until it gets fixed. Tried filling out my name, created a password etc...I tried this twice andI got the message that the information was not in the correct format whatever that means. I got frustrated and deleted the app from my phone. […]

  • Won’t work...
    by Yhronas on 2018-05-10 at 4:30 PM

    This app used to work perfectly now I can’t sign in or use it. […]

  • Want to give zero stars but can’t
    by Reabobea on 2018-04-01 at 5:12 AM

    I feel this app is not longer being managed by anyone which make me sad. I would love to use it, but cannot see any of the prayers it wants me to login/signup but I can’t it errors. Please help. […]

  • Whatever happened to this app?
    by DJ Archivist on 2018-02-21 at 4:48 AM

    A few years ago this was a super app that provided daily readings across Orthodox jurisdictions, it allowed customized prayer lists, it was very usable and efficient, and I used it on a daily basis. It seems that the project has utterly lost its way, step by step over recent years, as gimmicks have replaced functionality. Now the app seems not to work at all. And bad as not working is for software, the constant effort to make me sign in through a farcebilk account is hard to forgive. I'm done. […]

  • What used to be
    by dugood70 on 2018-02-13 at 6:28 AM

    This was my favorite app. Now I’ve had to delete it. It’s non-functioning. Nothing loads. I can’t log in, can’t sync to Facebook, can’t see the prayers or calendar; at this point it was becoming a waste of memory. It was something great. Now it’s ruined. […]

  • Broken again...
    by ifbornfromthissoil on 2018-02-08 at 3:53 AM

    This app worked amazingly when it was first released, it was nice to have an app where we could load prayer requests and pick from the jurisdiction that we attend. We’ve used it for a couple years and recently it started to hiccup again, it stopped sending alerts for prayer times, it wouldn’t let them be turned back on, and it deleted/lost already saved information, like email, passwords, etc., today it decided that it would no longer load the prayers at all, or be synced to Facebook any longer. The app is now deleted, and it’s unfortunate because our family has worked this into our normal everyday rhythm for evening prayers and other misc times. I’d be more than happy to give a five star rating if you would please update the a […]

  • Some glitches
    by KM Adrian on 2018-01-17 at 10:22 AM

    This a very nice app. The calendar & prayers are an asset...when they’re working. Recently, I’ve been able to read the prayers, but the calendar no longer lists the fasting days, Saints of the day, or daily Scripture reading. I was also booted out of my profile and cannot update my username/password. Please address these glitches & the app will be stellar. […]

  • Can’t get there
    by Silentdog101 on 2018-01-07 at 9:47 PM

    Installed the app. Tried to establish an account. Error says data is in wrong format and unable to read it. Does not tell which data, it does not specify the format, nor is there any help facility on either the app nor the web site. A waste of time. […]

  • Does Not Work
    by Theocracy64 on 2017-12-07 at 3:03 AM

    I was excited to find this app, but it does not work. I get nothing. No prayers. I tried to sign in, but this kept giving me an error. Please fix this... the error kept saying “data was entered in the wrong”. […]

  • Missing a prayer
    by Gwennie57 on 2017-09-12 at 8:19 AM

    I don't see a prayer for the dead. […]

  • Needs updating!
    by Talleywhacker82 on 2017-07-27 at 11:36 PM

    I have the current version as of July 27 (today), and the daily readings are no longer available/showing. This was such a wonderful feature of this app... it was my favorite! No I don't use it because of this. Please please fix this issue! […]

  • A Handy App...but...
    by OKC8100 on 2017-07-27 at 2:48 PM

    I like the utility of the app a lot. However, I can't give it 5 stars because there are no daily scripture readings. Also, the searching for friends feature only works if you specifically input names. I'd like to have it connect to my contacts and/or Facebook friends. […]

  • "Wrong format" error
    by Tsai on 2017-06-18 at 4:36 AM

    I'm in the same boat as the other recent reviews. Use this app daily, love it, but upgrading my phone and downloading the latest app version broke it for me. I get the same "wrong format" error whenever I try to create a login. Having to keep my old phone around just to have a working version of this. I really hope it is fixed soon. *Edit - 06-17-17* App is fixed at least as of the above date. Very happy to have this working again! […]

  • Fixed!
    by MisterMarmalade on 2017-05-10 at 1:16 PM

    What a joy to be able to use this wonderful app once again. The issues with previous updates which broke the app seem to be fixed now. The calendar is my favorite feature—scripture readings, lives of the saints, and daily troparia, all arranged according to one's selected tradition (OCA, Antiochian, or Greek) and all right in the app itself. A blessing! […]

  • Format error
    by Sonerrick on 2017-04-23 at 11:57 PM

    Cannot get to Spark...wrong format error. With so many reporting the same error, one would think Gabriel Otte would get this fixed. The apps have become useless with this error. […]

  • Apps now broken - delegated to try and fix and now does not work at all
    by Archerwest on 2017-03-12 at 11:45 AM

    Not working properly since last update just downloaded - prayers blank, cannot log in, spark broken. […]

  • You guys took away our Spark!
    by Monagostin on 2017-03-06 at 11:20 AM

    Nothing works!! Had to delete😞 […]

  • Doesn't work
    by NinaRosella on 2017-02-28 at 12:39 PM

    It looks like it is a great app except I can't login. I get an error message. My phone version is updated. Please fix the problem so it can be used. […]

  • Prayers Will Not Load
    by Grafficus on 2017-02-27 at 11:29 PM

    I used to use this application every day, multiple times a day. Since the automatic update, the application doesn't work at all. At first I had a hard time logging in. But ultimately I was able to log in after repeated attempts. Now, I open the application and it just shows "cannot download prayers". Try to refresh, nothing. Quit the app and open it again...same thing. Uninstall the app and reinstall it, same error message. Please fix the application. It is important to us Orthodox Christians. […]

  • Doesn't work anymore
    by TruckBuddyVA on 2017-02-27 at 11:23 AM

    Great app back in the day. Now the calendar is blank. Another religious app bites the dust. […]

  • It was really good. Now it's glitchy
    by Wryerson on 2017-02-24 at 11:28 AM

    I can't load prayers. I can't sign in half the time. It's been a great product up until a few days ago for me. Please fix. […]

  • Beth
    by Guy #3 on 2017-02-13 at 3:07 AM

    Loved this app and spark too prior to the update. The apps no longer load or populate. There is no method to retrieve your password and reset your account. Please fix!!!! I loved these apps and I miss my prayerbook. […]

  • Update!
    by Skitso1987 on 2017-02-10 at 4:31 PM

    Great until the update hopefully it gets fixed soon! I use this daily. […]

  • Loved the app until
    by Beaker30 on 2017-02-05 at 3:45 PM

    New phone and an update. But now it won't load and I can't log in. I hope they resolve this. Loved the app and used it frequently. […]

  • Was a great App
    by jleecbd on 2017-02-04 at 2:09 PM

    I loved the app, but now it simply won't load at all. Gives me an error message about data in the wrong format. This is after a delete/reinstall. […]

  • Great app until recently
    by Purple mess on 2017-01-26 at 11:25 PM

    I did update to the newest version and am not able to view all prayers or sections of the app. The icon appears but no text. I am disappointed as I had been enjoying this app daily. Please fix this soon! […]

  • Well organized and easy to use.
    by TomDELONGbae on 2017-01-10 at 11:19 PM

    As an Orthodox Christian, I strive to live in a constant state of prayer. This app helps to guide me and provides beautiful prayers for everyday life. If I'm stressed on the go, I just open it up and let the Lord relieve my worries. […]

  • I love everything, except...
    by rachelprib on 2016-11-30 at 7:52 AM

    I really love the layout of this app. When scrolling through it gave me everything I was looking for. Convenient access to prayers, ways to curate a personal prayer list, and a very streamlined attractive layout. However, I was a bit disappointed that there were only three jurisdictions to choose from. Usually this wouldn't be a big deal, but in my church, we operate on the Julian Calendar. So while my jurisdiction wasn't listed (Carpatho-Rusyn), if I had been able to pick a different jurisdiction that also used the Julian Calendar, I would have been able to get by. If there were a way to make that a choice, this app would be perfect! As for now, I'll be using this app along with a second one that provides me the information for readings for the day. If there was an update that allowed the user to select if they wanted to use the "New" or "Old" Calendar, this app would be perfect! Great work! […]

  • Great app for forming daily prayer habit
    by Matthew_WDW on 2016-11-16 at 11:19 PM

    Really appreciate the thorough details available in your app. Has been very helpful to me in forming & sustaining prayer habits. Love the daily saints narratives, I would suggest an upload link to share each to FB, Twitter, Pinterest, etc to help spread the beauty & witness of our faith. Thanks! […]

  • The very best Christian Orthodox app
    by Tarponite on 2016-05-30 at 2:00 AM

    Absolutely great work brother. Thank you so much. […]

  • Great app. Very close to perfect.
    by cclover!! on 2016-03-22 at 12:25 AM

    The content is similar to the Greek "Daily Readings" app, but the design and look here is much better. Since Orthodoxy has a significant digital presence with the podcasts and blogs on Ancient Faith Radio, I was wondering why we didn't have (until now) a sleek, modern looking app. I also love that you can change the jurisdiction between Greek, Antiochian, and the OCA. Only problem i see is that it sometimes doesnt load the readings, saints and hymns for the day. Five stars once thats worked out. I dont normally write reviews, but I am very excited about this app. Great work! […]

  • Lost my prayer list of people 😡😡😡
    by Bobene 23 on 2016-03-21 at 6:42 PM

    I had a whole bunch of people on my prayer list n they disappeared when I updated the app. I'm disappointed. I don't want to update anymore since my prayer list that grew disappeared. […]

  • Excellent app, like the latest update.
    by Charisa OfMabinogi on 2016-02-27 at 5:29 AM

    I love this app. I like that I can select my jurisdiction for prayers and the calendar looks right, too. I've tried other calendars but this one is clean, simple, easy to use and appears more accurate (OCA). My only complaint is they deleted the you vs. thou option so now the prayers appear as a mixture of both, but the parish I attend uses thou. Update: while I like the feature that lets me put names into the General Intercessions (I send a prayer request to myself), I would like to be able to edit those requests, fix my spelling errors for example. […]

  • Overall a wonderful app. Minor fixes needed.
    by AaronMWelborn on 2016-02-16 at 4:16 PM

    The newest version is a great upgrade from the older one. It looks good and it is smooth. The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars is because there are a couple places that have typos. I noticed one in the evening prayers. In the prayer for forgiveness it says "...with time Only-begotten" and I believe it should say "with thine..." It's a small mistake that I believe is easily fixable. Also, If they added the feature to put names of family members and friends in the general intercession and so on, that would be very convenient. Also if it is possible to integrate the calendar into Apple Calendar that would be cool. Update: I figured out how to add names into the general intercessions. However, I think it should be explained a little further for those who haven't figured it out yet. You do it by sending a prayer request to yourself. […]

  • Simply perfect
    by MikeOtte on 2016-01-28 at 5:21 AM

    Simple and complete. Excellent app to keep up with Orthodox prayers, saints, and readings. […]

  • So Practical
    by Just outside the beltway on 2016-01-15 at 5:26 PM

    This app is handy to use during the day. I can open my phone and not have to carry my prayer book with me everywhere. Nice work! […]

  • Simple & Practical!
    by E&M's Biggest Fan on 2016-01-14 at 10:32 PM

    I love the design and simplicity behind this app in which you can bring and use it practically anywhere and it's simple enough to find what you need. My only suggestion would be now that you have an in-app calendar, to give users the option within any specific prayer to set times and/or dates to receive a reminder of any given prayer. Thank you! […]

  • Crashes - will not open
    by chef Efraim on 2016-01-14 at 2:53 PM

    Was fine before the upgrade. Now I can't use it at all. Please fix. […]

  • The Best
    by Leslie Cuff on 2016-01-13 at 1:41 PM

    This is the best Orthodox prayer app there is. Very slick and easy to use. […]

  • Crashes with ios8
    by Peter Patros on 2016-01-13 at 8:11 AM

    Restarted and reinstalled the app and won't open. Just keeps crashing before it opens. Please fix it, I really like this app. […]

  • My most used app!
    by - BRYANT E. on 2015-02-20 at 1:32 AM

    I felt compelled to write a short commendation of this app since I use and enjoy it so much. It's perfect in its simplicity and has just what you need and is beautiful and traditional. My wife and I do morning and evening prayers with this app every day and have for quite a while now. I also open it and pray the before-work prayer each day. I have just about memorized all the content on this app. The prayers flow and are majestic and regal befitting our King Jesus. It's very similar to the pocket prayer book of 1956 by the Antiochian church and also has the cadence of the beloved Jordanville prayer book. I pray that they never change the content of this app by either adding anything or taking away. It's concise and perfect just as is. Thanks so much. Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee!! […]

  • Not so good when it comes to prayers
    by A book reviewer on 2015-01-16 at 1:00 PM

    This app only has the basic prayers in it. The 1dollar full version of Pray Always app has way more prayers in it. Pray Always has akathists, canons, hymns, the psalter and much more. Other than that, this app is pretty good. […]

  • Updated...Thrown off by wording but concept excellent
    by kidyuschak on 2015-01-12 at 1:51 PM

    The prayer list feature is great. That alone has made it a winner. I still have my old tattered prayer book in hand for what I'm used to but it's all good! One fix, not to have parents listed automatically in the prayers for the departed would be great. "I've used prayer books printed in English from a few decades ago. There seems to be changes to the Trisagion and morning prayers that are just throwing me off." […]

  • Excellent
    by loKEVng on 2014-08-10 at 3:09 AM

    A great way to integrate our prayer book into an iPhone world. Love the prayer list integration. […]

  • I really enjoy the app.
    by bwbwbwbwbwbwbwbwbwbwbw on 2014-05-12 at 9:08 PM

    Very well laid out and easy to use. […]

  • Love it!!
    by DaveInCSA on 2014-04-20 at 2:20 AM

    Love the App but I have a request. Any chance you could add the Morning Prayer of Metropolitan Philaret? The one that starts: O Lord grant that I may meet the coming day in peace...... […]

  • Very basic
    by iGamer100098 on 2014-04-16 at 1:26 PM

    If your looking for a full prayer book/rule this is not the app for you. The prayers before communion section is really disappointing. […]

  • Great app
    by Paulfard on 2014-03-18 at 6:15 PM

    Love to be able to have prayers with me even when I forget my prayer book. There has been times when I'm on a trip and have forgotten my prayer book, and then been able to use app to continue prayer. What a blessing! […]

  • Love it!
    by Mrjsthomas on 2014-02-25 at 1:17 AM

    It's great having a digital prayer book to have at all times. I don't like taking my hard back for fear of leaving it in a hotel room or rental car. It can be a bit awkward when reading it before of after a service - it tends to draw funny looks. […]

Orthodox PrayerBook is the ultimate prayer assistant for Orthodox Christians. Not only does it allow you to carry your prayers around, it was designed from the ground up for the iPhone to allow you to pray in the least distracting manner possible.

Carry with you all the prayers, information about daily saints and fasting schedules. Keep a list of people you want to pray for and have them automatically embedded into the prayers.

Orthodox PrayerBook currently supports the Antiochian, Greek and OCA specific saints and daily variables.

The Orthodox PrayerBook has been developed tirelessly by the Spark OCN team that include: Johanna Phillips, Michael Otte, Kali Godshall, Kyra Godshall, Nicholas Kachur and Juan Gabriel Quinodoz.

This project also could not have come about without the support of the Orthodox Christian Network (www.myocn.net) and the Spark OCN executive team including Charles Lelon, Joanna Read, Nick Mavrick and Garry Paxinos.

A special thanks to all the beta testers, especially the ever-vigilant Mat. Irene Phillips.

Please support this ministry by donating to the Spark OCN project. More information can be found at http://www.sparkocn.com.



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Evaluation of iPhone App [Orthodox PrayerBook] at itunes store

  • newest version: (2 / 5)2.0
  • All versions: (3.5 / 5)3.5

Number of people evaluated:90



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Change log

Update history of iPhone App [Orthodox PrayerBook]


– Updated backend to account for shutdown of old backend servers.
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iPhone App [Orthodox PrayerBook

] Other details

  • Sales maker:
    Gabriel Otte
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  • Version:2.0.6
  • Price:Free


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