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Tetraevangelion

Greece, Athos, Mt., Monastery of Zographou, Zographou III.e.8 (219)

Physical description

Material: Paper. Extent: 325 ff. In 1 column, 22 lines per page.Four headpieces in Balkan style, interlaced initials with geometrical and floral motifs.

Scribe

Summary: The scribe were most probably the one who copied the 1451 Skopje Menaion (Church Historical and Archival Institute, Sofia, 489) and part of the 15th-c. Miscellany with services and vitae of St. John of Rila.

Contents

Contains the Titles and the Prefaces by Theophylaktos, archbishop of Okhrid for each Gospel; the Synaxarion commemorates SS. Simeon and Sabbas of Serbia. Contains also part of the Akathistos hymn in honour of the Theotokos.

History

15th c., 3rd quarter. The MS is copied by the scribe who copied the so-called Skopie Menaion (Church Historical and Archival Institute, Sofia, 489) and part of the Miscellany with works for St. John of Rila from the 2nd half of the 15th c. (Rila Monastery, 1/26). Славянские рукописи Афонских обителей 1999: 81, № 169.