Do you have any clips of this style of singing?An enclavised type of “byzantine” chant still in use in pars of Western Romania , the Romanians in Hungary should also be using it.
It is the chant systematized and written down by Trifon Lugojan for use of what was then the Eparchy of Arad, Oradea-Mare, Ienopole and Halmagiu.
It is based on the local traditions and the previous work of Ioan Ignatie Papp, bishop of Arad.
They are old calendar, yes? Anyway this hypakoe sounds a lot as one of types of Serbian chant, the 4th tone.At min. 1:15 you can hear the hypakoe of Pascha in the idiom that’s usual in what once was called the “Non-United Greco-Oriental Church” of Hungary (Romania now).
Ah, I though about this "veche" it's about the calendar but now I've realised it seems it applies to the builduing. Anyway intereinsg name you had given before.Probably what it is; no, NC, that was the name that the Orthodox went by in the Habsburg monarchy . In Hungary proper there were two orthodox bishoprics as far as I know: in Buda for the Serbs, mainly, and in Arad for a mostly Romanian flock, which much larger jurisdiction than today.