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Church Slavonic


Introduction to Church Slavonic


Old Slavic vs Church Slavonic (How it sounded)


Church Slavonic Primer Lesson 1


The Introduction to Old Church Slavonic Alphabet


How Bible sounded in Old Church Slavonic - Reading example (OCS)

Church Slavonic, also known as Church Slavic, New Church Slavonic or New Church Slavic, is the conservative Slavic liturgical language used by the Eastern Orthodox Church in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia. The language appears also in the services of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, and occasionally in the services of the Orthodox Church in America.
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  • Historical development 

  • Recensions 

  • Russian (Synodal) recension 

  • Standard (Russian) variant 

  • Serbian variant 

  • Ukrainian or Rusyn variant 

  • Old Moscow recension 

  • Grammar and style