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MS. Holkham Gr. 42

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

Diktyon no.: 48110

Various Patristic Texts, mainly by John Chrysostom

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols 1r-1v, 3r)

Table of Contents, tit.: Πίναξ τοῦ παρόντος βιβλίου· ὀνομαζομένου, τὰ Σαλπίγγια τοῦ χρισοστόμου.

2. (fols 2r-2v, 4r-23v)
?Apollinaris of Laodicea, In sanctum pascha sermones 1-3

CPG 3696, attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS; i) fols 2r-2v, 4r-6v: sermo 1, ed. P. Nautin, Homélies pascales, vol. 2, SC 36, Paris, 1953, pp. 55-75; ii) fols 7r-11r: sermo 2, ed. P. Nautin, Homélies pascales, vol. 2, pp. 77-101; iii) fols 11r-13v: sermo 3, ed. P. Nautin, Homélies pascales, vol. 2, pp. 103-117.

3. (fols 13v-15r)
John Chrysostom, In Sanctum Pascha Sermo 4

CPG 4609, PG 59, 731-732.

4. (fols 15r-20r)
John Chrysostom, In Sanctum Pascha Sermo 5

CPG 4610, PG 59, 731-736.

5. (fols 20r-30r)
John Chrysostom, In Sanctum Pascha Sermo 6

CPG 4611, ed. P. Nautin, Homélies pascales, vol. 1, SC 27, Paris, 1950, pp. 117-191.

6. (fols 30v-42v)
John Chrysostom, In Sanctum Pascha Sermo 7

CPG 4612, PG 59, eds F. Floëri and P. Nautin, Homélies pascales, vol. 3, SC48. Paris, 1957, pp. 111-173.

7. (fols 43r-52r)
John Chrysostom, De resurrectione d. n. Iesu Christi

CPG 4341, ed. N. Rambault, Jean Chrysostome. Homélies sur la résurrection, l’ascension et la pentecôte, vol. 1, SC 561, Paris, 2013, pp. 180-226.

8. (fols 53r-102v)
John Chrysostom, De Incomprehensibili Dei Natura Homiliae 1-5

CPG 4318, eds A.-M. Malingrey, J. Daniélou and R. Flacelière, Jean Chrysostome. Sur l’incompréhensibilité de Dieu. I (Homélies I-V) (SC 28bis), Paris, 1970, pp. 92-322; fols 53r-59v: hom. 1, ibid., pp. 92-138; fols 59v-69r: hom. 2, ibid., pp. 140-184; fols 69r-79v: hom. 3, ibid. pp. 186-226; fols 79v-90: hom. 4, ibid., pp. 228-268; fols 90-102v: hom. 5, ibid. pp. 270-322.

9. (fols 103r-109v)
John Chrysostom, Contra Anomoeos homilia 11

CPG 4324, A.-M. Malingrey, Jean Chrysostome. Sur l’égalité du père et du fils. Contre les Anoméens homélies VII-XII, SC 396, Paris, 1994, pp. 286-314.

10. (fols 110r-208v)
John Chrysostom, Adversus Iudaeos

CPG 4327, Orationes 1, 4-8; fols 110r-124r: or. 1, PG 48, 843-856, ending omits a phrase if compared to PG: MS: πολὺν καὶ ἄφατον, οὗ γένοιτο … ἀμην. PG: πολὺν καὶ ἄφατον, καὶ τοὺς πόνους τῶν κατορθούντων ὑπερβαίνοντα καὶ πολλῷ τῷ μέτρῳ· οὗ γένοιτο … ἀμήν: fols 124v-136v: or. 4, PG 48, 871-882; fols 136v-160v: or. 5, PG 48, 883-904; fols 161r-178v: or. 6, PG 48, 904-916; fols 178v-194r: or. 7, PG 48, 916-928; fols 194r-208v: or. 8, PG 48, 928-942.

11. (fols 208v-217r)
John Chrysostom, In illud: Voluntarie enim peccantibus (Hebr. 10, 26)

CPG 4718, Savile, 5, 807-814.

12. (fols 217r-235r)
John Chrysostom, In illud: Vidua eligatur (1 Tim. 5, 9)

CPG 4386, BHG 1952k, PG 51, 321-338.

13. (fols 235v-266v)
John Chrysostom, De prophetiarum obscuritate Homiliae 1-2

CPG 4420, BHG 2356, 2357, ed. S. Zincone, Giovanni Crisostomo. Omelie sull’oscurità delle profezie (Verba Seniorum N.S. 12), Rome, Edizioni Studium, 1998, pp. 62-104 and 106-170: i) 235v-248v: hom. 1; ii) fols 249r-266v: hom. 2.

14. (fols 267r-279v)
John Chrysostom, De diabolo tentatore homilia 1

CPG 4332, BHG 939q, PG 49, 241-258.

15. (fols 280r-289r)
John Chrysostom, In Illud: Domine non est in homine (Ier. 10, 23)

CPG 4419, PG 56, 153-162.

16. (fols 289r-294v)
⟨Asterios the sophist⟩, In Psalmum 4 (homilia 5)

CPG 2815, attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS. ed. M. Richard, Asterii sophistae commentariorum in Psalmos quae supersunt, Symbolae Osloenses fasc. suppl. 16. Oslo, 1956, pp. 3-245.

17. (fols 294v-303r)
?John Chrysostom, Appendices, In illud, Ascendit Iesus in templum et docebat (Ioh. 7, 14), et in illud, Non veni ut iudicem mundum (Ioh. 12, 47)

CCG I, Appendix 20; inc. Ἤθελον μὲν ἀεὶ πάντοτ(ε) των πν(ευματ)ικῶν, des. καὶ τὸν ἡμέτερον ἐπισφραγίσας λόγον καὶ τὸν ἡμέτερον πόθον, έν Χριστῷ … ἀμήν.

18. (fol. 303r)
⟨Socrates the scholastic⟩, Historia Ecclesiastica (excerpt)

CPG 6028; excerpt = VI, 5, 9-22, inc. Οὗτος ὁ Εὐτρόπιος εὐνοῦχος προεστώς, des. καὶ ἐλέγχει (ἤλεγχεν ed.), attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS. eds P. Maraval and P. Périchon, Socrate de Constantinople, Histoire ecclésiastique (Livres I-VII), Paris, 2004-2007: 477:44-262; 493:18-258; 505:22-354; 506:20-158.

19. (fols 303v-314r)
John Chrysostom, Homilia de capto Eutropio

CPG 4528, PG 52, 395-414.

20. (fols 314r-329v)
⟨Severian of Gavala⟩, In Chananaeam et Pharaonem

CPG 4202, PG 59, 653-664, attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS.

21. (fols 330r-340v)
⟨Severian of Gavala⟩, De Christo pastore et oue

CPG 4189, BHG 1189, Aldama 382, PG 52, 827-836, attributed to John Chrysostom in the MS.

22. (fols 340v-345r)
John Chrysostom, Appendices, De fide et lege naturae

CCG I, Append. 46, inc. Πᾶσα γραφῆ, θεόπνευστος καὶ ὠφέλιμος, des. οὐ μόν(ον) ἐνταῦθ(α) ἀπροσπαθῶς καὶ εἰρηνικῶς βιώσομεν, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῷ μέλλοντ(ι) αἰώνι τῆς ἐκ δεξι(ῶν) παραστάσεως τοῦ σ(ωτῆ)ρ(ος) Χ(ριστο)ῦ ἐπιτευξόμ(ε)θ(α)· ὧ πρέπει … ἀμὴν.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iii + 353 leaves; fol. 168 is omitted, fol. 113 is fivefold (as additional leaves, fols 113d-e are blank) and fol. 261 is doubled.
Dimensions (leaf): 188 × 150 mm.

Hand(s)

Various hands.

Decoration

Decorative headpieces preceding each section, usually in red carmine ink. Large initial letters also in the same ink.

Additions:

many annotations by various people, including several Morezenoi, see e.g. fols 4r, 11r, 13v, 15r, 31r, 113b-c

fol. iiir:ὅτι ὁ ἱερὸς λέγει χρυσόστομ(ος) περὶ τῆς τοῦ Ἰουδαί(ου)/ συναγωγῆς δέον εἶπε αὐτὴν καὶ βδελύττεσθαι καὶ μισ(εῖν).

ὅτι ὁ ἱερὸς φάσκει χρ(υσόστομος) οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι τὸν Θ(ε)οῦ υἱὸν οὐκ/ ἐδέχθησαν, καὶ κατ᾽αὐτοῦ ἑτέρου ὡς ἔτι ἕτεροι παρ᾽ αὐτ(οῖς) /αὐτοὶ πειρὰν τῶν προφητῶν ἔγνωσαν. ὅμως δὲ Ἰούδα/ τινὸς καὶ Θευδω πολλὰ ἐπήκουσαν καὶ ἀπόλωνι:

fol. iiiv: ὅτι σωτηρία τὸ ἡμέτερον πάσχα/ ὁ χ(ριστὸ)ς ἐστὶ ἡμῶν σωτηρία/ ἄρα ὁ χριστὸς ἐστὶ τὸ πάσχα.

ὅττι χ(ριστὸ)ς ἐστὶ τὸ πᾶσχα/ Ἰουδαῖοι οὐ λέγουσι ὁ χ(ριστὸ)ς/ ἄρα Ἰουδαίου(ς) οὐκ ἔχουσ(ι) πᾶσχα.

fols 345r-345v (in red ink): τέλος/ τῷ συντελεστῇ τῶν καλῶν Θ(ε)ῷ χάρις.

fol. 346r: ταῦτα ναοῦ δοθέντος καὶ τῆς ἄλλης λατρείας ἀἱπάσης, εἶτα ἐμπρησθέντος τοῦτου καὶ πάντων ἀνερεθέντων ἐν βαβηλόνι ἐπάλιν ἰεζεκιὴλ // ὁ μονογενῆς υἱὸς ὁ ὢν ἐν τοῖς κόλποις τοῦ τοῦ π(ατ)ρ(ὸ)ς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.

fols 347v: Hymns and verses on the Ascension, composed and autographed by Ioannis Morezenos, as in MS Holkham Gr. 44, see Ε. Kakoulidi, ‘Ὁ Ἰωάννης Μορεζῆνος καὶ τὸ ἔργο του’, Κρητικὰ Χρονικά 22 (1970) 57.

  • i) Hymns, contrafacta to Christ is risen

    Εἰς τὸ Χ(ριστὸ)ς ἀνέστη.

    Χ(ριστὸ)ς ἐπ᾽ἤρθη ἀπὸ γῆς, εἰς ἄνω, τὰ ἄνω οἰκήσας/ κ(αὶ) τοῖς κάτω δέδωκεν, ἀφἢν σ(ωτ)ήριον

    καὶ ἄλλον

    Χ(ριστὸ)ς ἐπ᾽ἤρθη ἀφ᾽ἡμῶν ἐν δόξει εἰς οὐρανοὺς/ κἀκεῖθεν ἐκπέπομφε τὸ πν(εῦμ)α τὸ ἅγιον.

  • ii) Verses, or Megalynaria to be recited before the troparia at the 9th ode of the second Canon of the Ascension, see Pentekostarion, pp. 322-323, inc. ῍Ω τῶν δωρεῶν …

+ Σήμερον ὁ κύριος ἀνελήφθη, οἱ ἀνθρωποι σκιρτάτωσαν/ καὶ γὰρ ἡ σὰρξ ἐθεώθη εἰς οὐρανοὺς ἀναπτάσα

+ Ἄνθρωποι εὐφράνθητε μετ᾽ ἀγγέλων. ὁρόντες τὴν/ μετάρσιον θ(εο)ῦ γὰρ θείαν ἔλευσιν εἰς οὐρανοὺς sup. lin. τὰ ἄνω. subscr. θ(εο)ῦ γὰρ θείαν ἔλευσιν εἰς τὰ ἄνω

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: S. CHRYSOSTO/ HOMILIÆ/ VARIÆ./ GR.–/ M S./ SÆC. XIV./ in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 42.

History

Origin: 16th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. iii recto (at the top): handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698· Cod. Num. 59. Annorum 200./ Chrysostomi Homiliae variae.

fol. 1r (on top in black ink): ἐκ τῶν μάρκου μορεζήνου.

Old Catalogue Nrs: fol. i recto: (in pencil); Holk Cat. No. 79 84 68 C2B.9; fol. 1r (bottom-middle-greyish ink): Εον, Olim Morezenos 5; Giustiniani 59; Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 68.

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.

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