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MS. Holkham Gr. 32

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

Diktyon no.: 48100

Cyril of Jerusalem, Nikolaos Cabasilas, (Niketas) Neilos of Rhodes.

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols 1r, 2r)
⟨Maximos Planudes⟩, ⟨Oratio in sepulturam Jesu Christi⟩

BHG 1076zm, inc. mut. ἡμῖν ἐξεγένετο … des. mut. τὰ δὲ νῦν, τέλος μὲν (= PG 147, 992C-993)

2. (fols 3r-272v)
Cyril of Jerusalem, Catecheses Ad illuminandos

CPG 3585: i) fols 3r-6v: Catech. 1; ii) fols 6v-17r: Catech. 2; iii) fols 17r-25v: Catech. 3; iv) fols 25v-41r: Catech. 4; v) fols 41v-48v: Catech. 5; vi) fols 48v-66r: Catech. 6; vii) fols 66r-72v: Catech. 7; viii) fols 73r-75v: Catech. 8; ix) fols 76r-83r: Catech. 9; x) fols 83r-93r: Catech. 10; xi) fols 93r-103v: Catech. 11; xii) fols 103v-121v: Catech. 12; xiii) fols 121v-145r: Catech. 13; xiv) fols 145v-166v: Catech. 14; xv) fols 166v-191r: Catech. 15; xvi) fols 191v-214v: Catech. 16; xvii) fols 214v-244v: Catech. 17; xviii) fols 245r-272v: Catech. 18, eds W.C. Reischl and J. Rupp, Cyrilli Hierosolymorum archiepiscopi opera quae supersunt omnia, 2 vols., Munich, vol. 1, 1848; vol. 2, 1860 (repr. Hildesheim 1967), vol. 1, pp. 28-320; vol. 2, pp. 2-342.

3. (fols 273r-277v)
Cyril of Jerusalem, Epistula ad Constantium imperatorem

CPG 3587, BHG 413, ed. E. Bihain, "L'épître de Cyrille de Jérusalem à Constance sur la vision de la Croix," Byzantion 43 (1973) 286-291.

4. (fols 278r-278v)

⟨The Evlogetaria for the departed, Nekrosima⟩, Horologion 237-238.

5. (fols 281r-294v)
⟨Maximos Planudes⟩, ⟨Oratio in sepulturam Jesu Christi⟩

BHG 1076 zm, inc. mut. ὁδός. Πρὸς ὃ καὶ τ’ἆλλα φέρεται. PG 147, 989Β-1016.

6. (fols 295r-305v)
Nikolaos Cabasilas, Sermo in salvificam et vivificam Passionem Domini

BHG 414g, ed. B. Pseutogkas, Νικολάου Καβάσιλα ἑπτὰ ἀνέκδοτοι λόγοι τὸ πρῶτον νῦν ἐκδιδόμενοι. Εἰσαγωγή, κείμενον, σχόλια, Thessaloniki, 1976, pp. 92-112.

7. (fols 306r-311v)
Nikolaos Cabasilas, Sermo in Ascensionem Domini,

ed. B. Pseutogkas, Νικολάου Καβάσιλα ἑπτὰ ἀνέκδοτοι λόγοι τὸ πρῶτον νῦν ἐκδιδόμενοι. Εἰσαγωγή, κείμενον, σχόλια, Thessaloniki, 1976, pp. 113-123.

8. (fols 311v-315r)
⟨Nikolaos Cabasilas⟩, ⟨Sermo in Dormitionem Deiparae⟩

BHG 1147n, des. mut. ἀλλὰ τὸν ἡλίου δίσκον ἔ<λαχε μόνον … ed. M. Jugie, Homélies mariales byzantines II [Patrologia Orientalis 19, fasc. 3. Paris 1926, pp. 495-501.1.

9. (fols 318r-329v)
(Niketas) Neilos of Rhodes, Homilia de Hypapante

BHG 1950k, tit. Νείλου τοῦ πανιεροτ(ά)τ(ου) μ(ητ)ροπ(ο)λ(ί)τ(ου) ῥόδου· λόγος εἰς τὴν ὑπαπαντὴν τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ καὶ θ(εο)ῦ κ(αὶ) σ(ωτῆ)ρ(ο)ς ἡμῶν ἰ(ησο)ῦ χ(ριστο)ῦ. inc. Ἔπεισί μοι μετὰ Παύλου … des. σὺν τοῖς ἄνωθεν εὐηρεστηκόσιν αὐτῶ δόξης τε καὶ λαμπρότητος· ὅτι αὐτῶ πρέπει ... ἀμήν; unpublished; for some extracts see A. Panagiotou, Νικήτας Μυρσινιώτης εἶτα Νεῖλος μητροπολίτης Ρόδου. Βίος καὶ ἔργον, Athens 1995, unpublished PhD thesis, pp. 106-107.

10. (fols 330r-441r)
(Niketas) Neilos of Rhodes (τοῦ αὐτοῦ MS), Homilia on the parable of the prodigal son,

tit. ὁμιλία εἰς τὴν παραβολὴν. τοῦ ἀσώτου, ed. D. Moniou, Οἱ Ὁμιλίες τοῦ Νείλου Μητροπολίτου Ρόδου. Μία προσέγγιση στὴν ὕστερη βυζαντινὴ ἐκκλησιαστικὴ ρητορική, Athens 2010, pp. 147-179.

11. (fols 344r-383r)
Nikolaos Cabasilas (τοῦ αὐτοῦ MS), Liturgiae expositio,

eds R. Bornert, J. Gouillard, P. Périchon, and S. Salaville, Nicolas Cabasilas, Explication de la divine liturgie, Sources chrétiennes 4 bis. Paris 1967, pp. 56-307.

12. (fols 384r-407r)
(Niketas) Neilos of Rhodes (τοῦ αὐτοῦ MS), Sermon on the Second coming,

tit. λόγος εἰς τὴν εὐαγγελικὴν περικοπὴν ἥτις περὶ τῆς δευτέρας τοῦ Κυρίου παρουσίας διαλαμβάνει καὶ τῇ τῆς Ἀπόκρεω Κυριακῇ ἐπεκράτησεν ἀναγινώσκεσθαι, ed. D. Moniou, Οἱ Ὁμιλίες τοῦ Νείλου Μητροπολίτου Ρόδου. Μία προσέγγιση στὴν ὕστερη βυζαντινὴ ἐκκλησιαστικὴ ρητορική, Athens 2010, pp. 181-234.

13. (fols 408r-435v)
(Niketas) Neilos of Rhodes, On the creation of the world,

⟨Τ⟩οῦ αυτοῦ ⟨λ⟩όγος περὶ τοῦ κόσμου γενέσεως καὶ τῆς τοῦ ἀν(θρώπ)ου δημιουργίας παραβάσεώς τε καὶ τῆς ἐκ τοῦ παραδείσου τῶν πρωτοπλάστων ἐκπτώσεως, inc. Ἐπὶ θύραις ἡμῖν ἤδη τῶν νηστειῶν ὁ καιρός ... des. πρὸς τὸ ἁμαρτάνειν ῥοπῆς, λαμβανούσης τὴν στάσιν; unpublished; for some extracts, see A. Panagiotou, Νικήτας Μυρσινιώτης εἶτα Νεῖλος μητροπολίτης Ρόδου. Βίος καὶ ἔργον, Athens 1995, unpublished PhD thesis, pp. 110-111.

Blank folios: 1v-2v; 40r-40v; 279r-280v; 315v-317v; 436r-439v; 440-441 (end leaves). MS. Holk. Gr. 70 was the last part of this manuscript.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 441 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 148 mm.

Hand(s)

Various hands including (fols. 1-2, 281-94, 408-16) Γεώργιος Εὐγενικός, RGK 1. 62, PLP 91878.

Decoration

Various decorative head-pieces: fols 3r; 145v; 166v; 191r (end-piece); 191v; 214v; 245r; 273r.

Additions: fol. 281r (written vertically): ὅρα ἠθοποιΐαν.

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of brown leather, with Coke family ostrich crest in gilt in the centre of the upper cover; Date: early nineteenth century. Rebound by John Jones of Liverpool (worked for Holkham 1816-1823. The spine lettered in gilt: / CYRILLI/CATECHESES/ GR.–//M.S./ SÆC. XV. / ; in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. / 32.

History

Origin: 15th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 3r (top in grey ink): ἐκ τῶν μάρκου ἱερέως τοῦ μορζήνου

Old Catalogue Nrs: fol. ir Holkham Cat. No. 68/56 C2 A14 (in pencil); fol. 3r (upper right corner): ΙΓον (in brownish ink); handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698. codex. num. 1(9)/ Cyrilli Ieroso/ Catecheses/ annoru(m) circ./ 250; fol. 295r: handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: Anno 1698./ Nicolai Cabasila/ Sermones Anno-/rum circiter 250. Morezenos 13. Giustiniani 19. Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 56.

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (2018), 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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