May 21, 2014

On 21 May, the Russian Orthodox bishop of Yakutia met with IBT staff at the IBT office in St. Andrew's Monastery in order to discuss further cooperation on Bible translation work into the Yakut (Sakha) language. Bishop Roman expressed gratitude to IBT for publishing a revised version of the colorful Children's Bible in Yakut in 2013.

February 2013 Newsletter on the Yakut project

When in the 19th century Archbishop Innokenty served the Divine Liturgy for the Yakut people in the Yakut language for the first time in their history, those who were present were so profoundly touched by the opportunity of addressing God without a translator that they fell on their knees in deep veneration and decided to set that day as a Yakut national holida

Patriarchal Liturgy in Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow with Epistle and Gospel readings in Yakut

On 9 December a historic event took place – the Patriarch, Aleksiy II, held a service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow at which a priest from Yakutia read the Epistle and Gospel readings from the modern translation of the New Testament (IBT, 2004) following the Church Slavonic texts. it was thrilling to hear a Turkic language in a cathedral service in Moscow...