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RE: Psalomshchik

I read conflicting stories about this term. Some of use this term to refer to the cantor. I guess that psalomshchik is translated as psalmist, which seems to make more sense for the use of cantor.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Joe Rodgers (talkcontribs) .

I think it's mainly that the Russian tradition has mostly lost the cantor as a real office, since its music is choir-driven now. I do know, though, that Psalomshchik is the title which a man receives after having gone through the tonsure and ordination service identified in Greek for an anagnostes (reader). —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 06:34, January 16, 2006 (CST)