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Beinecke MS 1155
Byzantine Empire, [ca. 1325]
Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados, Office of Holy Communion.
1 scroll : parchment ; 426 x 16 cm.
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Manuscript scroll, on parchment, in a single hand, containing the Greek Orthodox Office
of Holy Communion, a series of prayers, hymns and verses intended for private recitation
before, during and after taking communion. Text includes prayers attributed to Saint
John Chrysostom and Saint Basil the Great.
Formerly owned by the monastery of Docheiariou, Mount Athos; ex libris Frederick North,
5th Earl of Guilford; Phillipps MS 3889; Schøyen Collection MS 662. Purchased from
Les Enluminures, Ltd. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2011.
Script: archaizing scribal hand.
Scroll composed of seven vellum sheets, written on both sides in single columns.
Titles are written in gold. Each prayer begins with an illuminated initial, also outlined
in gold. There is a gilded ornamented tailpiece.
Note, in Greek, in a sixteenth-century hand, at the end of the text, attributing the
manuscript to the Royal Monastery of Docheiariou.
Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados, Office of Holy Communion. General Collection,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Monē Docheiariou (Athos, Greece)
Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados.
Orthodox Eastern monasticism and religious orders.
Lord's Supper (Liturgy) -- Texts.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.