Stephen Chrisomalis wrote:
> > Michael Everson wrote:
> >
> > My informant informs me:
> >
> > >As far as I know, Cyrillic letters are still used numerically in
> > >Russian Church Slavonic. I just pulled Alypii's Church Slavonic
> > >Grammar (Jordanville, NY, 1984; first ed. 1964) off my shelf, and
> > >although the pages are numbered with Arabic numerals, the chapters
> > >and verses in the sample texts (from the Acts of the Apostles) at
> > >the back of the book are numbered with Cyrillic letters. Note that
> > >this is a grammar of modern Russian Church Slavonic, not Old Church
> > >Slavonic.
> >
> > --
> > Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *
> Thanks for the quick response! I'm not at all surprised that it's still
> used liturgically, since this is the only context where most alphabetic
> numerals continue to be used today.

But is that "using," or is that preserving an archaic practice out of
reverence for the antique sources?

You would need to find a modern religious book with page numbers in the
alphabetic numerals (as is still done in Hebrew and sometimes Arabic
publishing), or something like that, to be sure.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...