[quote=SleepyGuy]No, the Orthodox have Maccabees 3 and 4 in their Canon, and I wasnt able to find a clear answer on if these books were in the Eastern Rite canon as well.
Edit: Specifically when I read of an Eastern Rite Catholic using an Orthdox study bible, which had Mac. 3 &4. So that was what sparked my curiousity.
Not all Eastern Orthdox churches have the same books in the Bible. It is my understanding that 4th Maccabees is in the appendix and is not considered scripture by any of the Orthodox Churches. In addition to the Deuterocanonicals, I have seen in their Old Testament: 3rd Maccabees, 1 Esdras, Psalm 151, and The Prayer of Manessah. Canonical does not always mean inspired writings or not, as was stated in other threads. Sometimes it just means writings that are read and/or are part of the Divine Liturgy. The book of Revelation is inspired, but it is not read at all in the Divine Liturgy, although the Liturgy reflects what is written in that book. So the writings I mentioned may just be read and/or are prayers at the liturgy, not necassarily considered inspired.
For instance, I am a Latin Rite Catholic who prays the brievary daily. One day one of the responses for the daily scripture lesson was from the Prayer of Manessah. Although it is not an inspired writing it is still liturgical.
In the Latin Rite, “canonical” has come to mean the inspired writings, it does not have the same definition in the East. Hope this helps, if I’m wrong, let me know please.
Since the East did not have to combat Sola Scriptura, they never really were concerned with defining the canon.