A summary of the basic building blocks of Byzantine microtones, explaining how scales and partial scales are assembled from steps of various sizes.

The Orthodox Church in America (OCA) has been using a fixed set of English-language texts for the basic cycle of Saturday/Sunday services for a very long time. The translation in use is very much informed by the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, in that, while the Deity is addressed as Thee/Thou, the Jacobean verb endings are eschewed in favor of more modern syntax.