Old Church Slavonic is a language that was used by the Russian Orthodox Church between the 9th and 12th centuries.
Church Slavonic appeared during the 14th century and is still used in the Russian Orthodox Church.
St. Petersburg, Russia
According to legend, the Russian Orthodox Church was founded by the Apostle Andrew, who erected a cross at the current
location of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Kiev.
The communist revolution, which overthrew the Russian monarchy in 1917, had the ideological objective of eliminating
religion and targeted the Russian Orthodox Church for destruction. Although religions were not outlawed, Orthodox
priests and believers were sent to prison camps, labor camps, or mental hospitals.
Many churches and monasteries were taken over by the government and either destroyed or converted to non-religious uses.
The Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg was converted into a museum of atheism. The communist government openly sponsored
and encouraged anti-religious propaganda.
With the end of Soviet rule, the Russian Orthodox Church has seen a resurgence in activity, and today,
the Kazan Cathedral is once again the site of Orthodox services.
Early Cyrillic alphabet used for Old Church Slavonic
In Moscow, the communist government under Joseph Stalin ordered the destruction of
all the churches on Red Square. St. Basil's cathedral was spared, but all the others
were demolished to enlarge Red Square for military parades. After the end of communism,
the Kazan cathedral at the entrance of Red Square was rebuilt in 1993.
Synonyms and related words: Related Words: Slavic, Cyrillic, Russian Orthodox
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