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MS. Holkham Gr. 41

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

Diktyon no.: 48109

John Chrysostom, Several Homilies


Language(s): Greek

1. (fols 1r-7v)
John Chrysostom, De Christi divinitate (Contra Anomoeos homilia 12)

CPG 4325 inc. mut. Ἑνὸς μὲν μάλιστα, ed. A.-M. Malingrey, Jean Chrysostome. Sur l’égalité du père et du fils. Contre les Anoméens homélies VII-XII (SC 396), Paris: Les Éditions du CERF, 1994, 334.203–356.

2. (fols 7v-62v)
John Chrysostom, In principium Actorum, homiliae 1–3

CPG 4371: i) fols 7v-26r: In principium Actorum, homilia 2, BHG 1617y, PG 51, 77–88; ii) fols 26r-44r: In principium Actorum homilia 1, PG 51, 65–76; iii) fols 44r-62v: In Principium Actorum homilia 3, PG 51, 87–98.

3. (fols 62v-120r)
John Chrysostom, De mutatione nominum homiliae 1–3

CPG 4372, BHG 1460x-1460z: i) fols 62v-80v: homilia 1, PG 51, 113–124; ii) fols 80v-95r: homilia 2, PG 51, 124–132; iii) fols 95r-120r: homilia 3, PG 51, 132–143?

4. (fols 120r-145v)
John Chrysostom, In Principium Actorum Homilia 4

CPG 4371, PG 51, 97–112

5. (fols 146r-235v)
John Chrysostom, De Lazaro Conciones 1–4

CPG 4329: i) fols 146r-178v: concio 1, PG 48, 963–982; ii) fols 178v-196r: concio 2, PG 48, 982–992; iii) fols 196r-221r: concio 3, PG 48, 992–1006; iv) fols 221r-235v: concio 4, des. mut. συνώ⟨θησαν⟩, PG 48, 1006–1014. 10.

6. (fols 236r-253r)
John Chrysostom, De paenitentia

CPG 4614, BHG 865, Aldama 530, inc. mut. ⟨τοι⟩ούτους ἐμβάλλει, PG 59, 759. 18–766.

8. (fols 307v-352r)
John Chrysostom, De Davide et Saule homiliae 1–3

CPG 4412, F. Barone (ed.), Iohannis Chrysostomi de Davide et Saule homiliae tres (CCSG 70), Turnhout: Brepols, 2008. i) fols 307v-322r: hom. 1; ii) fols 322r-334r : hom. 2; iii) fols 334r-352r : hom. 3

9. (fols 352r-372v)
John Chrysostom, Contra eos qui subintroductas habent virgines

CPG 4311, des. mut. καὶ ἐν⟨αβρύνονται⟩; ed. J. Dumortier, Saint Jean Chrysostome. Les cohabitations suspectes, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1955: 44–81. (10. 46)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: ii + 374 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 302 × 215 mm.


Written in two columns, each of which is of 24–25 lines.


fol. 1r: τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις π(ατ)ρ(ὸ)ς ἡμῶν ἰω(άνν)ου τοῦ/ χρυσοστόμου λόγοι διαφορ (οι)ιω(ς)

fol. 66r (vertically written): + ἀπεμενα τὸν θεοδορον ης τὸν αφεντη μου και εις την μανα μου και ης τα αδε(λφια μου

fol. 191r (bottom): + τίς οὐ κλαῦσι κ(αὶ) θρινήση μέγα τοῖς κατ᾽ημέραν αμαρτωλ(οῖς) κ(αὶ) ελεεινοῖς ἀκ(ο)υσθὲ(ν)/ ταῦτα: οὐαὶ οὐαὶ καὶ πλεῖον οὐδὲν.

fol. 325r: ὅρα ὅλον ἀναγ (written vertically on the left side up to that point)καῖον κ(αὶ) ἐπὶ μνήμ(ης) πάντοτε ἀρμόζει φέρει(ν) ἐπὶ τοῖς τοιοῦτ(οις).

fol. 345r (bottom): ἆρα οὐ δάκνη τὸ συνειδὸς τ(ῶν) ἁγίων ρημάτ(ων) τοῦ τ(ο) εἰ καὶ θηρίων ἀγρίων/ χείρους ἐμ(ε);


Typical Holkham binding of light 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: HOMILIÆ/SELECTÆ/ GR./–M.S./ SÆC. XII./ in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. /41.


Origin: 10th-11th c.

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 1r (at the top: handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: numero 1./ Codex annorum annorum plus./ quam 640.

Old Catalogue Nrs: 1st pastedown: 663d (in pencil); fol. ir: C3B.11 (in pencil); Holk Cat. No. 74 49 67; Morezenos 30 (?); Giustiniani 1. Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 67

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (September 2018), with the support of the Leventis Foundation, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the Yerolemou Trust and the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.


Last Substantive Revision

2018-09-04: Record fully revised: new description by Dimitris Skrekas.