Old Church Slavonic

Example of the Cyrillic alphabet: excerpt from the manuscript "Bdinski Zbornik" written in Old Slavonic, 1360
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A page from the Gospel of Miroslav, Serbian medieval manuscript, a 12th-century Byzantine-Slavonic book, National Library of Serbia.
The Introduction of the Slavonic Liturgy in Great Moravia (1912), by Alphonse Mucha, The Slav Epic
"Simeon I of Bulgaria, the Morning Star of Slavonic Literature". (1923), by Alphonse Mucha, The Slav Epic

The first Slavic literary language.

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Kiev Missal

Folio 7r.
The third folio of Kiev Missal

The Kiev Missal (or Kiev Fragments or Kiev Folios; scholarly abbreviation Ki) is a seven-folio Glagolitic Old Church Slavonic canon manuscript containing parts of the Roman-rite liturgy.

Codex Marianus

Codex Marianus

The Codex Marianus is an Old Church Slavonic fourfold Gospel Book written in Glagolitic script, dated to the beginning of the 11th century, which is (along with Codex Zographensis), one of the oldest manuscript witnesses to the Old Church Slavonic language, one of the two fourfold gospels being part of the Old Church Slavonic canon.

Realm under Braslav

Slavs in Lower Pannonia

Early Slavs settled in the eastern and southern parts of the former Roman province of Pannonia.

Early Slavs settled in the eastern and southern parts of the former Roman province of Pannonia.

Realm under Braslav
Slavic migration and settlement during the Early Middle Ages, including the region of Pannonia.

During the rule of Pribina and Kocel, capital of the Principality of Lower Pannonia was Mosapurc (Mosapurc regia civitate), also known in Old-Slavonic as Blatnograd (modern Zalavár near Lake Balaton).

Linguistic structure of Montenegro by settlements, 2003. Red is Montenegrin, in contrast with blue, Serbian.

Montenegrin language

Normative variety of the Serbo-Croatian language mainly used by Montenegrins and is the official language of Montenegro.

Normative variety of the Serbo-Croatian language mainly used by Montenegrins and is the official language of Montenegro.

Linguistic structure of Montenegro by settlements, 2003. Red is Montenegrin, in contrast with blue, Serbian.
Linguistic structure of Montenegro by settlements, 2011. Red is Montenegrin.
Shtokavian subdialects in Montenegro.
A proposed Montenegrin alphabet which contains three more letters than the Serbian counterpart — Ś, З and Ź

The medieval literature was mostly written in Old Church Slavonic and its recensions, but most of the 19th century works were written in some of the dialects of Montenegro.

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

2 Enoch

Pseudepigraphic text in the apocalyptic genre.

Pseudepigraphic text in the apocalyptic genre.

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

2 Enoch has survived in more than twenty Old Bulgarian manuscripts and fragments, dated from the 14th to 18th centuries AD. These Old Bulgarian materials did not circulate independently, but were included in collections that often rearranged, abbreviated, or expanded them.

Miroslav Gospel

362-page Serbian illuminated manuscript Gospel Book on parchment with very rich decorations.

362-page Serbian illuminated manuscript Gospel Book on parchment with very rich decorations.

A copy of the Miroslav Gospel at the Cathedral of Saint Sava

It is one of the oldest surviving documents written in the Serbian recension of Church Slavonic.

August Leskien

German linguist active in the field of comparative linguistics, particularly relating to the Baltic and Slavic languages.

German linguist active in the field of comparative linguistics, particularly relating to the Baltic and Slavic languages.

Leskien is also the author of Handbuch der altbulgarischen Sprache, a guide to Old Church Slavonic (3rd ed.

Menologion with the lesson (Mat. 10:1-8) for Cosmas and Damian (heads in the majuscule), 1 November (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, Cod. Vat. slav. 3, f.125v)

Codex Assemanius

Menologion with the lesson (Mat. 10:1-8) for Cosmas and Damian (heads in the majuscule), 1 November (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, Cod. Vat. slav. 3, f.125v)

Codex Assemanius (scholarly abbreviation Ass) is a rounded Glagolitic Old Church Slavonic canon evangeliary consisting of 158 illuminated parchment folios, dated to early 11th century.

Psalterium Sinaiticum, folio 16 recto (manuscript Sin. slav. 38)

Psalterium Sinaiticum

Psalterium Sinaiticum, folio 16 recto (manuscript Sin. slav. 38)
Folio 1 recto from the continuation of the Psalterium (manuscript Sin. slav. 2/N)

The Psalterium Sinaiticum (scholarly abbreviations: Psa or Ps. sin.) is a 209-folio Glagolitic Old Church Slavonic canon manuscript, the earliest Slavic psalter, dated to the 11th century.

Fragment rediscovered in 1975 (Sin. slav. 1/N, f.1r)

Euchologium Sinaiticum

Fragment rediscovered in 1975 (Sin. slav. 1/N, f.1r)

The Euchologium Sinaiticum (scholarly abbreviation: Eu or Euch) is a 109-folio Glagolitic Canon of Old Church Slavonic euchologion.