Stichērarion : manuscript, [between 1622 and 1699].

Orthodox Eastern Church [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
Modern Greek (1453-)
348 leaves : paper ; 210 x 148 (132 x 96) mm.


Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
[between 1622 and 1699].
Summary note
Idiomela and doxastika for the fixed feasts from September to August. The last troparion, constituting the idiomelon for the 29 August is damaged. The manuscript includes the regular repertoire of this kind of collection. Includes stichēra and idiomela for the feast of St. Gerasimos the younger (fols. 58v-63v). Modern foliation in pencil in upper right corner.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Collation: 1-37⁸, 38⁸⁻³, 39⁸⁻², 40-43⁸, 48⁸⁺¹
  • Layout: 11 long lines per page; frame-ruled on an Arabic ruling board (mastara).
  • Decoration: decorated initials and borders; 1 pencil sketch of an oval six-stringed instrument (fol. 200r).
  • Music: Post-Byzantine notation.
  • Origin: 17th c. Probably written in Cephalonia, after 1622.
Binding note
18th century. Dark-brown calfskin over paper pasteboards; unsupported link-stitch with four sewing stations; no end bands. The front and back covers are blind-embossed with fillets; evidence of leather straps and metal clasps; in black cloth box.
Language note
Post-Byzantine miniscule. Written by one unknown scribe, with stylistic variations in fols. 283r-348v.
Probably written in Cephalonia, after 1622 because the manuscript includes stichēra for its local saint, St. Gerasimos the younger (fol. 58v-63v), who was canonized in 1622 by Cyril Lucaris, the patriarch of Constantinople. The manuscript remained in Cephalonia until 1897, according to a note on fol. 302 [written by Spyridōn Pagonis, a teacher in Lixourion, Cephalonia].
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1942.
Cite as
Princeton Greek MS. 2, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Place name(s)
Greece Kephallēnia.
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