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Slavonic usage #405433 05/04/14 08:40 AM
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2 questions regrading Slavonic.
1-What amount of usage is there in your particular BC church?
We have absolutely none, as if it never existed.
2-Are all seminarians in our Byzantine Rite taught Slavonic?

Re: Slavonic usage [Re: lcanthony] #405434 05/04/14 10:03 AM
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So far as I can tell, the only two churches widely using liturgical Slavonic are the Russian Orthodox and Ruthenian Churches.

Even the Serbians and Bulgarians are using the vernaculars, I've been told.

Re: Slavonic usage [Re: lcanthony] #405460 05/05/14 11:27 AM
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My parish on the West coast, when I attended in the1980s had a Slavonic liturgy one Sunday a month. The priest was not a product of an Eastern seminary, but thought he knew everything. I do not know what they do now.
I attended the Ruthenian seminary at the end of that same decade. One was taught to read Slavonic in the church script. This was difficult for most since most seminarians had little exposure to any foreign languages -- I had Russian in university and it was a breeze. I cannot remember if we had Slavonic DL every other day or just certsin days of the week. I know we had either evening prayers or vespers in Slavonic sometimes. Our texts were in the Latin script, but I think that priests and deacons may have used traditional books in Church script. What they do now, I do not know.
None of this is really important today since Catholics who attend these services would be too unfamiliar with the language.
It is still a relevant languages in areas with high Russian and Ukrainian immigrations. However someone like me only understands the parts that are repeated every Sunday. I I actually have the text in front of me, I woukd understand more.
I probably did not answer your question.

Re: Slavonic usage [Re: Pasisozi] #406761 07/06/14 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Pasisozi
So far as I can tell, the only two churches widely using liturgical Slavonic are the Russian Orthodox and Ruthenian Churches.


English is the liturgical language of the Phoenix Eparchy (and I assume for the entire Pittsburgh Metropolia, formerly known as Ruthenian)

hawk

Re: Slavonic usage [Re: lcanthony] #406767 07/07/14 06:37 AM
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We use about 50/50 English/Slavonic at www.stnich.org. We are gradually moving to a greater proportion of English.

Re: Slavonic usage [Re: lcanthony] #406772 07/07/14 03:30 PM
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At St. Michael's Russian Catholic Chapel Great Vespers is served entirely in English. The Divine Liturgy is taken with about 70% English, 30% OCS. The Gospel is chanted in English and Modern Russian. Randomly we serve parts of the Divine Liturgy in a Modern Russian translation published by the Moscow Patriarchate.

Re: Slavonic usage [Re: dochawk] #406774 07/07/14 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pasisozi
So far as I can tell, the only two churches widely using liturgical Slavonic are the Russian Orthodox and Ruthenian Churches.


English is the liturgical language of the Phoenix Eparchy (and I assume for the entire Pittsburgh Metropolia, formerly known as Ruthenian)

hawk


I believe the Mother Church of the Byzantine Ruthenian Metropolia still uses, primary, Old Slavonic in the Divine Liturgy.

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Re: Slavonic usage [Re: lcanthony] #406775 07/07/14 04:59 PM
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Our parish varies in the usage. It really depends on a lot of factors, including if there is a bishop visiting from the Ukraine. I have seen a Litury done which was about 40% Slavonic and I have seen Liturgy done with none.

And everything in between.

Re: Slavonic usage [Re: lcanthony] #406790 07/08/14 04:32 PM
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depends on who's there. Predominantly Ukrainians, then Father takes the litanies, mostly in Ukrainian. When doing the Trisagion, we do it in Ukrainian Slavonic; Our Father is done in the same fashion, but we use English, first.


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