Church of the Nativity

Old Rite Russian Orthodox

​An Old Rite parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). We are located in Erie, PA.

The Sunday Octoechos

Translated by Hieromonk German Cuiba and adapted to English by Father Deacon Mitrophan Simon, The Sunday Octoechos (Book of Eight Tones) can be used for a church choir, as a hymnal to better follow the services, or as an aid to private prayer at home. Hardcover, 6" X 9", smyth sewn (for better durability and "lay-flat" capability), with marker ribons in the binding.

THE SUNDAY OCTOECHOS includes two sections: I. The text of the Orthodox services, according to the pre-17th century books of the Old Rite, for Small and Great Vespers, Compline, Midnight Service, Matins and the Sunday Beatitudes according to the Eight Tones.

II. Includes all Canon Hymns (Heirmosi) in Znamenny Chant- a liturgical chant dating back to the 10th-11th Century. Now with the ancient notes "unlocked," these hymns are presented in English with BOTH the ancient "hook" notation -AND- "bar-and-staff notation." Znamenny Chant has been used without disruption in the Russian Orthodox Church for almost 1,000 years. This book also includes a 2-disc set of instructional CDs to assist in learning the chant in English.