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Stichērarion. February-August : manuscript, 1774.
Germanos, bishop of New Patras
Greek, Modern (1453- )
1 v. (258 leaves) : 25.5 x 17.5 cm.
Orthodox Eastern Church
Sacred vocal music
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A collection of idiomela and doxastika for the feasts of the saints from February to August. Bound manuscript on glazed Arabic paper. Copied in Greek script, in red and black ink by the holymonk Raphaēl. Contains music by Germanos, bishop of New Patras (now Hypatē, Greece). The manuscript bears numerous large ornamental initial letters in red ink and a decorated headpiece in green, white, and red on folio 5r; 258 unnumbered folia. Folia 1-4 and 252-257 are blank. Manuscript is bound in a contemporary with the script blind-tooled binding on wooden boards covered with goat skin, with a representation of the enthroned Virgin Mary on the front panel and an arabesque decoration on the back. The front board has two catchplates for end clasps, which are missing; sewn on 4 bands; endbands with secondary sewing in red and green and tan silk thread. Former owner's note on fol. 258r and 258v.
The colophon on fol. 251v references the name of the copier: "Eileiphe telos, to paron stichērarion, dia cheiros, kamou / tou eutelous, kai amathous peripantas, raphaēl hi/eromonachou, kai patris zagoras, ek chorion portarias / enetei αψοδ - en mēnē iouniou 21 hosoi de tōn phy/lomathōn, andrōn entynchanontes, tō mikrō ponimati tou/tō, memnēthe kamou, tou eutelous sygrapheōs, kai amar/tōlou, dia ton kyrion, amēn. / eos per[...]enoi chairontes ēdēn patrida, kai ē thalateu/ontes, hy...lemena, outos kai ē graphōntes, vivliou telos."
Title on fol. 213r reads: "Ta parōnta etonisthēsan para kyr daniēl lampadariou, tēs me/galēs ekklēsias tē 6 tēs diakenēsimou ēti tēs zōodochou pēgēs."
Title from colophon.
Layout: 15 double verses per page; frame-ruled on an Arabic ruling board (mastara).
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2012-20.