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MS. Holkham Gr. 10

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Diktyon no.: 48078

Miscellaneous ecclesiastical texts.

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols iiiv-ivr)
Questions during Confession

Tit. Ἐρώτησις περι εξομολογησ(εως), inc. μίνα επιόρκισες … des. το πλέρομὰ του δουλευτή σου. (added by two later hands)

2. (fols 1r-4r)
Stichera and Prosomoia Stavrotheotokia in eight modes

Tit. Στιχ(ηρὰ) Προσόμ(οια) Σταυρωθεοτόκια εἰς τοὺς η´ἤχους. ἤχ(ου) α´. πρὸς, (sup lin. πανεύφημοι μάρτ(υ)ρ(ες). inc. Ρομφαία διῆλθεν … des. μόνην χ(ριστ)ὲ τὴν τεκοῦσάν σε.

3. (fols 4r-5v)
Kathismata Theotokia and Stavrotheotokia (in eight modes),

Καθ(ίσματα) Θ(εοτο)κία καὶ Στ(αυ)ρωθ(εοτοκία). ἦχο(ς) α´· τὸν τάφον σου: inc. Ἐλπὶς χριστιανῶν … des. ἵνα χαίρων δοξάζω σε+.

4. (fols 6r-19v)
Typikon (selections)
(fols 6r-6v)

Table of contents in 51 chapters, tit. Πίναξ ἀκρηβεῖς τῆς παρούσης πικτήδος:

(fols 7r-12r)
Mark the hieromonk, Treatise on the special occasions in the Typikon

Tit. Μάρκ(ου) αμαρτωλ(οῦ) ἱερομονάχ(ου), Σύνταγμα πονηθ(ὲν) εἰς τὰ ἀπορούμ(ένα) τοῦ Τυπ(ικοῦ). tit. b Περὶ τῆς ἑορτ(ῆς) τοῦ Εὐαγγελισμοῦ εἰ εἰ τύχ(ῃ) Κυρ(ιακῇ) Γ´τ(ῶν) νηστει(ῶν).(sup lin. Εἰς τὰ ἀπορούμ(ένα) (τοῦ Τυπικοῦ) Ἐρμ(η)νία περὶ τοῦ Εὐαγγ(ελισμοῦ) εἰ τύχ(ῃ) Κυρ(ιακῇ) Γ´τ(ῶν) νηστει(ῶν)). inc. ἐν τῶ μικρῶ ἑσπεριν(ῷ) εἰς τὸ κ(ύρι)ε ἐκέ(κραξα) … des. κοιν(ωνικὸν) τῆς ἡμέρας εἶτα τῆς ἑορτ(ῆς). Cf. Typikon, 419-443

(fols 12r-18v)

Tit. (subscr.) Εἰς τὰ ἀπορούμενα τοῦ τυπικοῦ+ inc. Περὶ τῆς ἰνδίκτου καὶ τοῦ ὁσίου Συμεὼν εἰ τύχοι ἐν Κυριακῇ … des. καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου εἰς η. Cf. Typikon, 389-411; 456-477.

(fols 18v-19v)
⟨Brief Synaxarion with the main feasts of each month indicating holidays and fasting rules from September to August⟩,

inc. Μην(ὶ) Σεπτ(εμβρίῳ)… des. καὶ κατὰ οἶνον καὶ ἔλαιον.

(fol. 19v)
⟨Fasting and Holiday rules in general⟩,

inc. Σάββατ(ον) τῆς τυρ(οφάγου) (an τυρινῆς)… des. προσάγων μὴ διαλείπης.

5. (fols 20r-21v)
⟨Euthymios Zigabenos⟩, Panoplia Dogmatica (excerpts)

PG 130. 281C-285B, inc. Τρεῖς δουλείας ἰουδαῖοι χαλαιπὰς …. des. τὰ τῆς ἐρημώσεως ἀπεσιωπήθη.

6. (fols 21v-22v)

Extracts from Daniel and Numbers: a) fols 21v-22r: Daniel 4:28-37; b) fols 22r-22v: Numbers 16: 25-35.

7. (fols 23r-33v)
John Chrysostom, In parabolam de filio prodigo

PG 59, 515-522; CPG 4577; fol. 23r: the scribe wrote before the text: κ(ύρι)ε ἰ(ησο)ῦ χ(ριστ)ὲ ὁ θ(εὸ)ς ἡμ(ῶν) τάχυνόν με εἰς θεῖον δρόμ(ον).

8. (fols 33v-38v)
Eusebios of Alexandria (pseudo), Sermo 20: In secundum aduentum Domini

PG 61, 775-778; CPG 5529; BHG 635y-635yb; Aldama 251. Here attributed to John Chrysostom.

9. (fols 38v-50v)
John Chrysostom, De Lazaro concio 5

CPG 4329.05),BHG 2103i, 2103i: Concio 5, des. editis multo breuior (PG 48, 1023)

10. (fols 50v-54v)
Anastasios of Sinai, In defunctos

CPG 7752; BHG 2103u

11. (fols 55r-61r)
John Chrysostom, In quatriduanum Lazarum (contra Anomoeos Homilia 9)

PG 48, 779-784; CPG 4322; BHG 2224.

12. (fols 61r-61v)
Epiphanios of Constantia, Homilia in festo palmarum

PG 43 428-437; CPG 3767: imperfect; up to 429C: χθὲς Λαζάρου τὰ σπάργανα ἔλυσε, καὶ σήμερον ὁ αὐτὸς ἐν σπαργάνοις.

13. (fols 62r-66r)
Various Jurisdical Canons [compiled by Peter Chartophylax],

inc. ὁ μαλακὸς ἔχει ἐπιτίμιον … des. λόγον δώσωμεν.

14. (fols 66r-v)
Apostolic canons

Tit. Ἕτεροι κανόνες τῶν ἁγίων ἀποστόλων, inc. Ἐάν τις ἀββὰς μεγαλόσχημος … des. ἐὰν ἐπίσκοπος, ὡς ἐπίσκοπ(ον)

15. (fols 68r-105r)
Collection of Canons,

inc. ρον διαλύον· καὶ τὸ παράνομον συνηκέσιον … des. χωρὶς τῶν καπηλ⟨ε⟩ί(ων), καθερίσθω.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: iv + 107 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 125 mm.

Layout

Ruling varies depending on each scribe, see below. Scribe A: 32, B: 24, C: 21, D: 20, E: 24 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Neophytos (14th c. 1368 and 1374) - RGK: I. 296 - VGH: 332. The MS is composite, consisting of five separate text blocks, written by five different scribes; A) fols 1-19v are written by Neophytos (4 April 1374). See on fol. 19v: Colophon written in red ink; Τῶ ἔχοντι καὶ γράψαντι χ(ριστ)έ μου σῶσον:· ἐτελειώθη τὸ| παρὸν βιβλίον, διὰ χειρὸς καμοῦ ἀμαρτωλοῦ, νεοφύτου|τάχα καὶ ἱερομονάχου: ἐν ἔκτη χιλιὰς, ἑκατοντὰς ὀγ|δόη· ἔχοντα ἀρχὴν ἐκατοντὰς ἐννάτη· ὀγδοικοστ(ὸν)| δεύτερον ἔτος, νῦν περιάγει· ἔστι δὲ καὶ ἔνδικτος δωδεκάτ(η)· ὁ μην δε ἔστι ἀπρίλλ(ιος), ἔχων ἡμέρ(ας) δ´ἠμέρ(α)| τρίτ(η)· ὥρα τρίτ(η):· Εὗρον τῶ τέλ(ος) οἰ πόνοι τῶν δακτύλων κἀμοὶ| σ(ωτὴ)ρ δώρησαι· λύσιν σφαλμάτων. ὧν ἐν βίω πέπρακε τῶ πα|ναθλίω χείρ μου+ + + +~ B) fols 20r-22v; C) fols 23r-62v; D) fols 63r-67v; E) 68r-105r. Additional Scribes a: fols ir-iir, b) fol iir

Additions: fol 22v: pen trials in the lower margin

Binding

Brown leather, SPINE: lettered in gilt: MISCELLANEA GRÆCA– MS. SÆC. XIV.

History

Origin: 14th century, third quarter (1374) - 15th c.

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. ir (in pencil): Holk Cat. No. 101 (Nrs 134 and 128 seem as if they were crossed out) DI/A5

Old Catalogue Nrs: Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 101

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (February 2017), with the support of the Leventis Foundation, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the Yerolemou Trust and the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.

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