♦ Prayer Pronunciation for English Speakers

English Language Study for Russian Orthodox Learners

Church Slavonic Prayer Pronunciation Course for English Speakers

We’d like to offer a course for English speakers who wish to learn a few prayers in Church Slavonic. There are 18 lessons total; each can be studied whole, or divided into parts according to your own pace. It’s important to complete the lessons in sequence, thoroughly going through all the words and phrases and repeating them aloud. Repetition, however burdensome it might be, is the only way to get the sound right when studying a foreign language.

At the end of the course you should be able to recite Our Father, the Jesus Prayer, Prayer of the Publican, Prayer to the Holy Trinity, Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Trisagion, a few short prayers to the Theotokos, and others.


Prayer Pronunciation Course (pdf)

Audio (mp3):  
Lesson 1 Lesson 2
Lesson 3 Lesson 4
Lesson 5 Lesson 6
Lesson 7 Lesson 8
Lesson 9 Lesson 10
Lesson 11 Lesson 12
Lesson 13 Lesson 14
Lesson 15 Lesson 16
Lesson 17 Lesson 18
All Prayers  

Pronunciation Course Supplement (pdf)

Supplement Audio – Read Aloud Exercises (mp3)