OrthoPrax® is the ultimate modern Christian resource—a combined Church calendar, prayer book, and collection of readings—designed to help you explore your faith and enjoy the liturgical cycle of the Church. Regardless of your daily pace, OrthoPrax is there for you: to anchor you to things that matter, answer your questions, help your spiritual growth—all at your fingertips, and always with you. The diversity and wealth of information included caters to a broad spectrum of users—from novices eager to learn more about the faith, all the way to the theologically and spiritually seasoned, facing sundry modern-day challenges. The Church calendar is adjustable to follow both the Old (Julian) or New (Revised Julian) versions, as well as to particulars related to traditions and typicons of the Greek, Antiochian, Serbian, Russian, and American Orthodox churches.
OrthoPrax is the easiest mobile way to access prescribed daily Bible readings. It is enhanced by a number of harmoniously organized features: the ecclesiastical calendar with saints’ lives (a comprehensive collection of saint feasts for each day), beautiful and moving prayers for any or a special occasion (e.g. morning, evening, pre-communion), a rich selection of high-quality icon images, timeless words of wisdom from Church Fathers and inspiration from ascetic elders. Professionally narrated and enhanced by a rich multimedia content from the famed Prologue of Ohrid, it all comes to life on your mobile device, within a professionally designed and functional application centered around the user experience.
• Easy access, allowing easy one-hand manipulation on larger screens
• 3,500+ high quality images of saints
• 2,300+ of audio files
• Adjustable background based on the faith and artistic preferences
• Calendar with an easily recognizable feast and fast days
• Easy and prominent fast day markings
• Constantly updated with saints/prayers/readings
• In-app purchase for the reach multimedia content
Subscription & Pricing Terms
Free version: Contains the calendar, a listing of all Saints for every day, daily readings, daily prayers, the hymn of the day, and thoughts of the day. When viewing the calendar, users see fasting and non-fasting days, can change from old calendar to new, and all icons are included as thumbnail images.
Basic version ($3.99 per year): Adds the ability to access one icon (per Saint and Feast day where available), and to read summaries of the lives of the Saints from Prologue of Ohrid.
Full version ($14.99 per year): Adds the full text of Prologue. In addition, you will have access to our complete icon database (multiple icons per Saint and Feast day where available), and the daily readings from Prologue brought alive with a broadcast voice.
Basic terms of purchase:
Refunds are not provided for unused portions of any subscription term, you will have access until the end of the current payment period. Subscriptions renew as of the date first enrolled, and users must retain their Basic version subscription in order to have access to the add-on subscriptions of the Full version, and:
• Payments will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Unused portions of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
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Ratings and Reviews
So much potential
This app looks very nice. It’s clear that they thought a lot about it’s visual appeal. Unfortunately it’s usability and price is disappointing. If I want to pray morning prayer, I would like to be able to scroll through all the prayers (or better yet set which prayers I would like to appear in order. As is I have to go back to the menu to select each prayer.
Also it is irritating that even after paying for the basic, it has a little message at the bottom of every reading trying to get you to upgrade to full. If you ask me I think you should do away with the tiers and just have a single upgrade.
Before January 1, 2019, this app was working great on my I-Phone 8. I used it every day and found the content very enriching. After January 1, 2019, the readings for the day disappeared! I have tried contacting support via the link provided. I have sent an email twice requesting assistance and the emails have been reported incorrect address. Hey, I used the link provided here to get to the web site and then used “contact us” on the web site. What is going on? I want my favorite app back!!!! I was charged on the Apple I-tunes and App Store for my annual membership on June 14th, 2018.
There has been 1 other problem. Frequently during this membership, I have been blocked from using the app by a page that requests I “renew membership charges” or something close to that. I do so, and then am able to access the app. I have seen no further charges on my I-tunes and App Store purchase record, so that is a puzzle! Nothing on my PayPal either. So what the heck is that about? Annoying.
Developer Response ,
Dear OrthoPrax user,
We sincerely apologize for the delay in the recent update of our application. At times, the magnificence of the Lord’s work is harder to condense into an application than we ever thought possible.
With love in Christ,
The OrthoPrax team
A bit dosappointed
This app has potential to be the best in its class. Nice streamlining of scripture, saints, and extra nuggets of wisdom. When I first downloaded it and saw I would need to pay $4 for what I thought would be full access, I considered it worth it after some weeks of using the app. However, once I paid the fee and opened the app to access the hagiography, immediately I was met with the i fo that I’d need to pay another $15 to get FULL access (in regards to saints’ lives). I felt cheated somehow. There are other apps that offer the same or more info for free (albeit not as aesthetically pleasing)on other apps.
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- St. Sebastian Orthodox Press, inc
- 100.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © St Sebastian Orthodox Press
- In-App Purchases
- Basic calendar content $3.99
- Full text and audio content $14.99