- a liturgical language used in Eastern Orthodox churches in Slavic countries since the 11th or 12th century, representing a development of Old Church Slavonic through contact with the national Slavic languages.
Origin of Church Slavic
First recorded in 1840–50
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These needs are: the knowledge of Russian and Church-Slavic reading, and calculation.
Church-Slavic and Russian and arithmetic to their highest possible stages, and nothing else but that.
He laid the foundation for a scientific grammar of the Slavic languages, centering it on its most ancient type, the Church-Slavic.