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Originally created as a hymn book with musical notation in the Stoudios monastery during the 9th century, it is still used in many rites of Eastern Christianity. The hymn book has something in common with the book tonary of the Western Church.

Oktōēchos is the eight-mode system used for the composition of religious chant in Byzantine, Syriac, Armenian, Georgian, Latin and Slavic churches since the Middle Ages. In a modified form the octoechos is still regarded as the foundation of the tradition of monodic chant in the Byzantine Rite today. The names ascribed to the eight tones differ in translations into Church Slavonic.

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Octoechos (from Greek οκτοηχος) can refer either to the eight-tone (or mode) system of Church music or to the liturgical book containing the weekly variable texts in each of the eight tones. In Greek usage, the Octoechos book is only the Resurrectional material for Sunday services which varies in the eight-week cycle, and thus is also called the Anastasimatarion.

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Meaning The Book of the Eight Tones, it is one of the liturgical books (. of the Orthodox Church. 1st-21st ed. (1950–70). The Octoechos (or Paraklitiki) covers each of the eight tones, or melodic patterns, together with its accompanying hymns, sung throughout all the services for the seven days of the week, beginning on Saturday evenings. The cycle is completed on conclusion of the eighth week and then begins anew. Yearly, the cycle of the Octoechos begins on the Sunday following Pentecost.

The liturgical book called Octoechos (Greek: ἡ ὀκτάηχος or ὀκτώηχος-the name contains ὀκτώ eight, and ἦχος echos, while the female form is only used for the book ἡ βίβλος; Slavonic: Октоихъ, Oktoikh, or Осмогласникъ.

Originally created as a hymn book with musical notation in the Stoudios monastery during the 9th century, it is used until nowadays in many rites of Eastern Christianity. Choral singing saw its most brilliant development in the temple of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople during the reign of Emperor Justinian the Great.

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Octoechos download epub
ISBN: 0907410146
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Publisher: Monastery of Saint Seraphim of Sarov (1981)
Pages: 23 pages


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