The Christinzation of Russia is generally said to have begun in 988 when Prince Vladimir I of Kiev officially adopted Byzantine Rite Christianity — the religion of the Eastern Roman Empire — as the state religion of Kievan Rus'. This date is often considered the official birthday of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Early missionary activity perceedes this date but Slavonic remains an important liturgical language to this day.  The Slavic people had no written language and Old Church Slavonic is thought to be the first Slavic literary language. The 9th century Byzantine Greek missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius are credited with standardizing the language and using it in translating the Bible and other Ancient Greek ecclesiastical texts as part of the Christianisation of the Slavic peoples.

The Slavonic (or Synodal) Orthodox Old Testament relies on the Septuagint, it therefore has all the books of the Roman Catholic Old Testament plus a few more, and also an additional Psalm 151. The discussion of proto-canonical and deutero-canonical books is a western issue so there is no distinction made. The Orthodox order places the Minor Prophets before the Major Prophets.  The New Testamane is the same and the Roman and Protestant.

 

OLD TESTAMENT


1. Genesis
2. Exodus
3. Leviticus
4. Numbers
5. Deuteronomy

6. Joshua
7. Judges
8. Ruth
9. 1 Kingdoms (1 Samuel)
10. 2 Kingdoms (2 Samuel)
11. 3 Kingdoms (1 Kings)
12. 4 Kingdoms (2 Kings)
13. 1 Chronicles (1 Paralipomenon)
14. 2 Chronicles (2 Paralipomenon)
15. 1 Esdras (Ezra)
16. Nehemiah
17. 2 Esdras (Greek Ezra)
18. Tobit
19. Judith
20. Esther (Greek Esther)

21. Job
22. Psalms (151 Psalms)
23. Proverbs

24. Ecclesiastes
25. Song Of Songs
26. Wisdom of Solomon
27. Sirach

Major Prophets
28. Isaiah
29. Jeremiah
30. Lamentations
31. Letter of Jeremiah
32. Baruch
33. Ezekiel
34. Daniel (Greek Daniel)

The Minor Prophets
35. Hosea
36. Amos
37. Michah
38. Joel
39. Obadiah
40. Jonah
41. Nahum
42. Habakkuk
43. Zephaniah
44. Haggai
45. Zachariah
46. Malachi

47. 1 Maccabees
48. 2 Maccabees
49. 3 Maccabees
50. 3 Esdras (Apocalypse of Ezra)

NEW TESTAMENT
The Four Gospels & the Acts
1. Matthew
2. Mark
3. Luke
4. John
5. Acts

General Letters
6. James
7. 1 Peter
8. 2 Peter
9. 1 John
10. 2 John
11. 3 John
12. Jude

Letters to the Churches
13. Romans
14. 1 Corinthians
15. 2 Corinthians
16. Galatians
17. Ephesians
18. Philippians
19. Colossians
20. 1 Thessalonians
21. 2 Thessalonians

Pastoral Letters
22. 1 Timothy
23. 2 Timothy
24. Titus
25. Philemon
26. Hebrews

Apocalyptic Literature
27. Revelation (also called The Apocalypse)