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Illuminated Manuscripts
5.36 Liturgies
Karakalou Cod. 250
Paper, 18.5 x 12.5 cm, ff. 107


The Original New Testament

This manuscript contains the Liturgies of St John Chrysostom (fols. 2r-31v) and Basil the Great (fols. 33v-75v), ordination forms (fols. 77r-99v) and two prayers of absolution (fols. 100r-106v). The text is written in an exceptionally fine minuscule script and has fifteen lines per page. Two notes (fol. 23r and fol. 99v) refer to the Episcope Iakovos, who wrote the text in February 1636. It also mentions that he was in Constantinople at the time.

The manuscript has no miniatures, but is illuminated with a rich foliate and floral ornamentation typical of seventeenth century work.

Bibliography: Lambros 1895, p. 150. Politis 1958-9, p. 132. Gratziou 1982, p. 98 n. 209. Zoumbouli 1995, p. 151.

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