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Old Church Slavonic


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  • proper n. The first literary and liturgical Slavic language.

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  • n. the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century


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  • Derived from robota, the Czech noun for “drudgery” or “toil,” the word came with its own special resonances from Old Church Slavonic, the oldest written Slavic language, and a venerable relative of Czech, Polish, and Russian.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Interestingly, he has gone on record to oppose reforms of the Liturgy such as the replacement of Old Church Slavonic with modern Russian.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Working with Greek, Old Church Slavonic, Sanskrit etc. is quite easy, it doesn't take long to learn.


  • He had no idea how to say _athlete_ in Old Church Slavonic.


  • The English idiom became a meaningless phrase in Old Church Slavonic.


  • "I didn't curse you," he said in Old Church Slavonic.


  • For one year they even conducted all their conversations in Old Church Slavonic, lapsing into Russian or English only when the vocabulary didn't allow a modern thought to be expressed.


  • But he didn't know the word for _constellation_ in Old Church Slavonic.


  • To Krista Maxwell, for details and corrections in my depiction of Russia in several centuries, and for everything in this book that is correct about my use of Old Church Slavonic and proto-Slavonic; the errors that remain are my own, despite Krista's best efforts.


  • Unfortunately I have not been able to find a chanted version in Greek (the language of the New Testament), because as it turns out the Greeks do not sing this prayer, but the Slavic traditions do, so this one is in Old Church Slavonic.

    American Bedu


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