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Russian Orthodox Church Slavonic Language

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.

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Kazan Cathedral
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

Slavonic Alphabet

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.

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Church Slavonic Tutor
Church Slavonic Dictionary
Church Slavonic Prayers
Church Slavonic Bible
Slavonic Resources
Learn Slavonic
Slavonic Books
Slavic Languages
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Church Slavonic Alphabet

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Related Words: Slavic, Cyrillic, Russian Orthodox

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Help Me Learn Church Slavonic
Church Slavonic grammar, vocabulary, quizzes, and other resources.

Old Church Slavonic or Church Slavonic is a literary language which ... The Cyrillic alphabet was used to write the Old Church Slavonic language and was ...
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The Church Slavonic E-Tutor
Learn Orthodox prayers in Church Slavonic. Some of the program is downloadable
shareware; full version is a CD for purchase.
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Old Church Slavonic Online
These online Language Introductions are designed to provide the ability to read early Indo-European texts, with or without the help of translations.

Slavonic Software: Church Slavonic Bible, Slavonic Bible Glossary and more.
Software downloads, ordering and pricing.

Yamada Language Center: Old Church Slavonic WWW guide
Mostly in German; Old Church Slavonic Literature - List of printed OCS resources;
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Old Church Slavonic Institute
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Church Slavonic. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Slavonic Language and Liturgy
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Humbul : Slavonic and East European Studies Resources by Heading
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