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The Typikon of the Russian Orthodox Church

Chapter 30: On how one should not have conversations in church

The brethren should know not to have conversations when they stand with the choirs. This is forbidden by the Holy Fathers. Also, they should not go out while the reading is in progress. Also, nobody should go to his place in the choir when the choir is singing. Only after the other choir starts singing is one allowed to take his place, making a bow to the brethren.


The background for these pages is the opening page for a 17th century, Slavic Typikon, from the Chilandar Monastery.