OBIKHOD

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OBIKHOD – One of the liturgical chant books of the Russian Orthodox Church, which developed in the second half of the 15th-early 16th centuries, and which contains the hymns of the Ordinary for Vespers, Matins, and Divine Liturgy, as well as the main hymns of the Proper from the Octoechos, Heirmologion, and Festal Menaion. The first printed edition of the Obikhod, the “Obikhod notnago peniya,” in square notation, was published in 1772. In the western Ukrainian branch of the Orthodox Church chant books having the contents of the Obikhod were called “Irmologi.”