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22.5 Pentekostarion
Dionysiou Monastery, Library
Venice, Cristoforo Zanetti


The Original New Testament

Pentekostarion [printer's mark :C.Z.]: This divine and holy book was printed in Venice at the printing shop of Cristoforo Zanetti. It was recently corrected with great care, and printed in 1567.

20 cm.- fol.[220].- A single-column text with red and black letters. On page two is a full-page woodcut of the Crucifixion.

The Pentekostarion is a service book containing the special services for the saints commemorated during the first fifty days after Easter or before All Saints Sunday. Later the matins lections for all the Sundays of the year were added. The Pentekostarion has been published many times since the first edition, in Venice in 1525. So far 45 editions have been found for the period up to 1800. The present copy is the only one on Mount Athos.

Bibliography: Papadopoulos 1986, no. 232.

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