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Серикбаева О. О. Стефан Иванович Бабицкий и его "Соборник Рижский" // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства. 2016. Вып. 4 (24). С. 166-178. DOI: 10.15382/sturV201624.166-178
The article is devoted to Stefan Babitsky, a connoisseur of liturgical singing traditions of Riga Grebenshchikov old beliver community. There is only a little information about Stefan Babitsky. By the documents found in the National archive of Latvia in Riga we can establish that in the 20th years his life was connected with the Riga community. In 1944 Stefan Babitsky created a notebook for left choir and presumably in the same period he created «Sobornik Riga» — singing manuscript which is in a private collection. Studying composition of the «Sobornik Riga» leads to the conclusion that this newfound power is an amazing example of the late Old Believer culture, reflecting the peculiarities of the liturgical singing practice of the first half of the 20th century.
Stefan Babitsky, «Sobornik Riga», the Riga Grebenshchikov community of old believers, RGSO, the old believers, starovery, Znamenny notation, Znamenny chant

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Серикбаева О. О. Особенности совершения великой вечерни в составе всенощного бдения в Рижской Гребенщиковской старообрядческой общине. // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства. 2018. Вып. 31. С. 136-158. DOI: 10.15382/sturV201831.136-158
This article deals with the features of Grand Vespers which is part of the All-Night Vigil service in Riga Grebenshchikov community of Old Believers, which belongs to the Pomor branch, one of the most conservative branches of Priestless Old Beleivers, and renders the most archaic variety of Znamenny Chant, namely “naonny edition” (Russ. наонная редакция). The article draws on materials collected by the author during the trips to Riga Grebenshchikov Old Believers’ community in 2013, 2015, and 2017. The material has also been audio recordings from the archive of E. A. Grigoriev, who was very kind as to provide them, and consultations of heads of Riga Grebenshchikov Old Believers’ community: E. A. Grigoriev, N. V. Vasiliev, A. G. Delikatny. The author of the article is very grateful to all the aforementioned persons. The aim of the article is to identify the characteristic features of the divine service of Riga Grebenshchikov Old Believers’ community by means of comparing the living practice of the community with the written Canon. The analysis of audio recordings and materials of the trip have shown that the community in question combines features of the divine service of Pomor Old Believers and Old Believers of Fedoseev assembly (Федосеевское согласие), to which Riga Grebenshchikov Old Believers’ community used to belong. The study of the texts of the cycles has demonstrated that apart from the stichera of Grand Vespers, this list also contains stichera from Smaller Vespers, which due to a certain specifi city of the service had fallen out of the cycle of the service. Besides, the study of singing the stichera of all the studied cycles has led me to the conclusion that Riga Grebenshchikov Old Believers’ community has developed their own layer of stichera that is required to be sung using a book of hooks (Russ. крюковая книга). The article also describes some prominent features of Riga Grebenshchikov Old Believers’ community.
Riga Grebenshchikov Old Believers’ community, Grand Vespers, All-Night Vigil Service, Old Believers, Znamenny Chant, Znamenny notation, Vygovsky Canon, сanon “Saviny glavy”
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Serikbaeva Oksana
Student status: Graduate student;
Place of study: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities; 6/1 Likhov pereulok, Moscow, 127051, Russian Federation;
ORCID: 0000-0002-3369-9079;
Email: o.serikbaeva@yandex.ru.