ST. NIKOLAI of JAPAN and the Japanese Church Singing
An interesting detail;
Nikolai said in his letter to Bishop Innokenti in October 1868 that he had translated “Gospels,” “Acts,” “Epistles,” “Brief Church History,” “Teaching,” “Q & A on Dogma,” and “Morning and Evening Prayer Handbook” from the Chinese version, and “Liturgy of Catechumen” and “Baptism” from the Slavic ( op.cit..) [see link for footnotes - ed.]The Bishop Innokenti she refers to is also known as St. Innocent of Alaska, one of our American Saints. St. Nikolai and St. Innocent knew each other well.