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Music Symposium Call for Papers Announced

Minneapolis, Minnesota – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) is pleased to announce the call for papers for its second regional symposium in North America, with the theme “Orthodox Liturgical Music: Ancient and Modern Creativity,” which will be held at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 20-24 June 2018. “For this symposium, we have chosen a theme that allows us to reflect on our received musical traditions while also considering the future,” said Father Ivan Moody, ISOCM board chairman. “We hope the presentations at the symposium will stimulate wonderful discussion and motivation for greater collaboration among those who participate in the music of

October Conference to Explore Liturgical Languages and Culture of the Slavs

Liturgical Languages in the Spiritual Culture of the Slavs Venue of the conference: Bratislava Conference date: October 4 - 6, 2017 Responsible worker: Peter Žeňuch Main organizers: Slavic Institute of Jan Stanislav SAV, Slovak Committees of Slavists Conference program in PDF The approval of the Slavic language in the liturgy is generally associated with the Pope's blessing of the translation of the Holy Scripture and the worship of the Old Slavonic books (probably in 868). However, the process of institutionalizing the Slavic worship language, which began before the arrival of the brothers in Great Moravia in the year 863 and went on for about 40 months until Cyril and Methodius left for

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