Catena is the Bible with verse-by-verse commentary from the church fathers. This gives you insights on the scripture by early Christian theologians, whose faith is the basis of all Christians.

Catena brings the faith that was taught by Christ, preached by the Apostles and kept by the fathers. 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!

What’s New

Version 4.4.2

NEW BIBLE VERSIONS: Douay-Rheims, RSV, ASV, and more!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

MosesKing123 ,

Simply Incredible, a MUST HAVE for any Christian

This is simply the best bible app on the AppStore. An easy to use interface, with regular updates even 3 years after launch. Simply amazing commentaries for each verse which is both user friendly and easy to follow.

I don’t watch the live shows or read the lectionary but I do appreciate them for others that use them. The Bible commentaries are the real star of the show.

Negatives: after 3 years, they still haven’t allowed multiple bible translations on mobile which is a shame. Also, there does seem to be minor issues with scrolling up and down on some commentaries.

Otherwise, these are minor issues and this app is a must have for anyone who wants to study the Bible.

cothalesr ,

Has great potential

The primary issue with the app is filtering/finding the commentary that you care about.

Let’s say you want to read what Theophylact wrote on the entire book of Matthew. Every time you tap on a verse, you have to spend 20 seconds swiping to find him (alphabetical and oldest-to-newest sorting always puts him last).

Would love an option to filter commentaries based upon specific people. That would allow for an ability to compare as well which would be useful. Augustine vs Palamas for example.

En-goded ,

Great App

The Catena Bible App is very easy to read and navigate. I find the commentary to be especially useful because it allows you to interact with the text more and also share it. I have it on my smart phone and refer to it during times I’m waiting.


David Salib
70.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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