Hieratikon: manuscript, 1679.

Orthodox Eastern Church [Browse]
Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
Modern Greek (1453-)
1 v. (71 leaves) : 29.6 x 21.2 cm.


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The Service-Book of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Basil the Great, and the Presanctified Gifts. Decorated paper manuscript, written in black ink in late Hodēgōn-style script by the Hieromonk Symeōn of Prikonissos, completed on February 20, 1679, in a contemporary gold-tooled binding. The scribe was from the island of Prikonissos (now Marmara Adesi) in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. He was a monk at the Monastery of Simōnos Petras, on Mount Athos. The manuscript bears numerous large ornamental initial letters decorated with motifs of serpents, flowers and leaves, in colors. It consists of three sections: the headpiece of the first section (fol. 2r) reads: "Hē Theia Leitourgia tou en hagiois Patros hēmōn Iōannou tou Chrysostomou," the second (fol. 24r) "Hē Theia Leitourgia tou en hagiois Patros hēmōn Vasileiou tou Megalou," and the third ( fol. 54r) "Hē Theia Leitourgia tōn proēgiasmenōn" in gold letters. The headpieces are decorated with motifs of flowers and leaves, in colors. The colophon (fol. 68v) notes: "Autē hē Theia Leitourgia egraphē dia cheiros emou tapeinou Symeōn hieromonachou ek Prikonēsou kata to ζρπζ' apo Christou αχοθ' mēni Phevrouariō k'." The two line inscription below the colophon reads: "[Hierateuontos] de en tē sevasmia kai hiera despotikē monē tou hagiou Simonos Petras." The manuscript previously formed part of the Frank Angleton collection.
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Gift of: Mrs. Anne Hyde to the Princeton University Library. AM 2011-10.
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