Church Music In The Russian Orthodox Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

While small segments of the Russian Orthodox Church have continued to use only traditional Byzantine chant in their worship, the larger portions of the church have allowed music that is a hybrid between traditional liturgical chants and the popular art music of a given historical period. This music has remained distinctively liturgical and Russian, but has led many to lament the loss of traditional forms.

The history of Christianity in Russia began properly with the baptism of Vladimir,...


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