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MS. Holkham Gr. 68

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Diktyon no.: 48136

Philagathos Kerameus, Sermons

Contents

Language(s): Greek

(fols iiir)

additional flyleaf with notes in form of two pairs of three with syllogisms in hand of J. Morezenos: inc. πᾶσα ἡ εὐ(α)γγελικ(ὴ) παραδωσ(ις) σωτήριος … des. προστακτικῶς συμβουλεύει.

Philagathos (MS Theophanes) Kerameus, Sermons
2. (fols 1r-5v)

Table of Contents; fol. 1r: tit. Τοῦ σοφωτ(ά)τ(ου) κ(αὶ) ῥητορικωτ(ά)τ(ου) κυρ Θεοφάνους ἐπισκόπ(ου) ταυρομενίου τοῦ Κεραμέως. Ὁμιλίαι εἰς τὰ ῥητὰ τῶν εὐαγγελί(ων) τῶν ἀναγινωσκομ(ένων) ἐν ταῖς Κυριακ(αῖς) τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ, κ(αὶ) εἰς τινὰς δεσποτικ(ὰς) ἑορτὰς, κ(αὶ) μνήμας ἁγίων. (See A. Ehrhard, Überlieferung und Bestand der Hagiographischen und homiletischen Literatur der Griechischen Kirche, I-III. Leipzig-Berlin 1937–1952, vol. 3, pp. 631–635; Sequential Number of Homilies is given as in PG).

3. (fols 5v-11r)

tit. Τοῦ σοφωτ(ά)τ(ου) κ(αὶ) ῥητορικωτ(ά)τ(ου) Θεοφάνους ἐπισκόπ(ου) ταυρομενίου τῆς Σικελίας ἐπαρχίας τοῦ ἐπίκλην Κεραμέως· ὁμιλία τῆς πρώτης Κυριακῆς τοῦ Λουκᾶ, Hom. 5, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, Tοῦ σοφωτάτου καὶ ρητορικωτάτου Θεοφάνους τοῦ ἐπίκλην Κεραμέως, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Ταυρομενίου τῆς Σικελίας, Ὁμιλίαι εἰς Εὐαγγέλια Κυριακὰ καὶ ἑορτὰς τοῦ ὅλου ἐνιαυτοῦ, Jerusalem 1860, pp. 18–20, PG 132, 203–217

4. (fols 11r-19v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ περὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς χήρας, Hom. 6, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 21–25, PG 132, 217–235.

5. (fols 19v-28r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὴν παραβολὴν τοῦ (post cor.) σπόρου, Hom. 7, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 26–29, PG 132, 235–249.

6. (fols 28r-33r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία δη, εὐαγγέλιον ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ λουκᾶν εἰς τὸ εἰσῆλθον τι τῶν εἰς Γαδαρινῶν, Hom. 9, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 34–37, PG 132, 271–281.

7. (fols 33r-41v)

tit. ὁμοιλία εη εἰς τὴν παραβολὴν τοῦ πλουσίου καὶ τοῦ λαζάρου, Hom. 8, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 30–34, PG 132, 249–271.

8. (fols fols 41v-45v)

tit. ὁμοιλία ς´ περὶ τῆς ἐπιτιμήσεως τῶν ὑδάτων· ἐλέχθη δὲ ἐν τῇ μνήμῃ τοῦ μεγαλομάρτυρος δημητρίου, Hom. 46, Demetrius m. Thessalonicae sub Maximiano, Laudatio a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 547c, , ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 201–203, PG 132, 849–857, ed. G. Rossi Taibbi, Filagato da Cerami. Omelie per i Vangeli domenicali e le feste di tutto l’anno, Palermo, 1969, I, pp. 67–70.

9. (fols 45v-54r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ζ ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ λουκᾶν εἰς τὸ ὁ λύχνος τοῦ σώματος ἐστὶν ὁ ὀφθαλμός, Hom. 42, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 185–189, PG 132, 804–816.

10. (fols 54r-60r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμιλία η´εἰς τὰ ἐπίληπα τοῦ προτέρου εὐαγγελίου τοῦ ὁ λίχνος τοῦ σώματος, Hom. 43, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 190–192, PG 132, 816–826.

11. (fols 60r-67r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία θ´ ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ λουκᾶν περὶ τῆς αἱμορροούσης καὶ περὶ τῆς θυγατρὸς τοῦ ἀρχὴσυναγώγου, Hom. 10, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 37–40, PG 132, 281–291.

12. (fols 67v-75r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ι´ εἰς τὴν συγκήπτουσαν, Hom. 12, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 44–48, PG 132, 304–321.

13. (fols 75r-81v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ια´ ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ λουκᾶν εἰς τὴν παραβολὴν τοῦ δείπνου, Hom. 13, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 48–51, PG 132, 321–331.

14. (fols 81v-87r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὴν ἀποστολὴν τῶν ιβ μαθητῶν· ὁμοιλία ιβ´ ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ ματθαῖον ἐλέχθη τῇ μνήμη τῶν ἀναργύρων, Cosmas et Damianus, Oratio a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 384a, Hom. 47, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 203–206, PG 132, 858–868, ed. Rossi Taibbi, I, pp. 98–103.

15. (fols 87r-94r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ιγ΄ τῇ Κυριακῇ πρὸ τῆς Χ(ριστο)ῦ γεννήσεως εἰς τὸ βιβλίον γενέσεως καὶ περὶ τῶν προπα(τό)ρων, Patriarchae, Oratio a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 2356r, Hom. 14, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 51–54, PG 132, 331–343, ed. Rossi Taibbi, I, pp. 141–147.

16. (fols 94r-99v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ιδ᾽ εἰς τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ ἀρχιτελώνου ζακχαίου ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ λουκᾶν, Zachaheus publicanus, Oratio a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 2474, (Zachaeus, Oratio Philagathi.– Cod. Athen metochii 280. In cod. Sinai 521 anonyma exhibetur, BHG n), Hom. 15, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 55–57, PG 132, 343–355.

17. (fols 99v-108v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ιε´εἰς τὴν παραβολὴν τοῦ τελώνου καὶ τοῦ φαρισαίου, Hom. 16, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 58–62, PG 132, 356–372.

18. (fols 108v-120r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ις´εἰς τὴν παραβολὴν τοῦ ἀσώτου υἱου, Hom. 17, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 62–69, PG 132, 372–396.

19. (fols 120r-129v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ιζ´· τῆς κυριακῆς τῆς ἀποκρέου· εἰς τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς δευτέρας παρουσίας· τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ ἡμ(ῶν)(ησο)ῦ Χ(ριστο)ῦ·, Hom.18, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 69–74, PG 132, 396–412.

20. (fols 129v-136v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ιη´, τῆ κυριακῆ τῆς τυρινῆς, Hom. 19, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 74–78, PG 132, 412–424.

21. (fols 136v-143r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία ιθ´ τῆ κυριακῆ τῆς ὀρθοδοξίας περὶ τῶν ἁγίων εἰκόνων, Orthodoxiae Festum Oratio a. «Theophane Cerameo» vel *Chrysostomo (Vatic. 1774) [fols 216r-219v], BHG 1394, Hom. 20, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 78–82, PG 132, 425–442.

22. (fols 143r-151v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κ´τῇ β´ κυριακῆ τῆς μ’ περὶ τοῦ παραλύτου, Hom. 21, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 82–86, PG 132, 444–457.

23. (fols 151v-159v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κα´τῇ γη κυριακῇ τῶν νιστειῶν· τῆς στ(αυ)ρωπροσκυνήσεως εἰς τὸ εἴ τις θέλη ὀπίσω μου ἐλθεῖν, Crux Christi, Oratio a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 423n, Hom. 22, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 87–91, PG 132, 457–469.

24. (fols 159v-165v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κβ´ τῇ δ´κυριακῇ τῶν νηστειῶν περὶ τοῦ σελινιαζομένου υἱοῦ, Hom. 23, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 91–95, PG 132, 472–480.

25. (fols 165v-175v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κγ´ τῇ ε´κυριακῇ τῶν νηστειῶν εἰς τὸ ἰδοὺ ἀναβένομεν εἰς ἱεροσόλυμα, Hom. 24, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 95–101, PG 132, 481–512.

26. (fols 175v-192v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κδ´ εἰς τὸν τετραίμερον λάζαρον, Lazarus a Bethania, amicus Christi, quatriduanus, Homilia a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 2223, cf. Oratio Macarii Chrysocephali, BHG 2221t, Hom. 25, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 101–110, PG 132, 512–541.

27. (fols 177r-177v)

Additional leaf with notes in hand of J. Morezenos (written in two columns; it consists of a page folded in two): Summary and notes related to the disciples of Jesus, the Evangelists as well as the events related to the Passion, Judas and the themes of the corresponding homilies in the volume. inc. καὶ γὰρ ἦσαν κ(αὶ) τινες ψευδαπόστολοι … des. ὁ Χ(ριστὸ)ς είσφέρει τ(ὸν) αἰσθητῶν ὡς δυνατὸν Θ(εό)ν.

28. (fols 192v-197v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κε´ εἰς τὴν βαϊοφόρον ἐλέχθει ἐνώπιον τοῦ ῥιγὸς ῥόγου, Hom. 26, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 111–113, PG 132, 541–549.

29. ( fols 197v-228r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κς´ εἰς τὰ ἅγια καὶ σ(ωτη)ριώδη πάθη τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ ἡμ(ῶν)(ησο)ῦ Χ(ριστο)ῦ, Crux Christi, a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 420f, Hom. 27, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 114–129, PG 132, 549–605.

30. (fols 228v-240v)

tit. κζ τοῦ αὐτοῦ τῇ κυριακὴ τῆς σαμαρείτιδος, Hom. 38, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 164–171, PG 132, 720–744.

31. (fols 240v-249r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κη´ εἰς τὴν σ(ωτή)ριον ἀνάληψιν τοῦ κ(υρίο)ῦ ἡμ(ῶν)(ησο)ῦ Χ(ριστο)ῦ ἑω(θινὸν) ςόν, Hom. 39, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 171–175, PG 132, 744–764.

32. (fols 249r-256v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία κθη´ εἰς τὴν ἐπιφοίτησιν τοῦ ἁγίου πν(εύματο)ς· τῇ κυριακῇ τῆς ἁγίας νς., Hom. 40, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 176–180, PG 132, 764–784.

33. (fols 256v-266r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία λη´ εἰς τὸ πᾶς ὁμολογήση ἐν ἐμοὶ ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀν(θρώπ)ων, Sancti Omnes, Oratio a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 1617a, Hom. 41, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 180–185, PG 132, 784–804.

34. (fols 266v-272v)

tit. λα τοῦ αὐτοῦ περὶ τοῦ ἑκατωντάρχου, Hom. 44, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 193–196, PG 132, 825–836.

35. (fols 273r-281r)

tit. λβ τοῦ αὐτοῦ περὶ τοῦ ἐπερωτήσαντος τὸ τί ποιήσ(ας) ζω(ὴν) αἰώνιον κληρο(νο)μ(ή)σ(ω), Hom. 45, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 196–200, PG 132, 836–849.

36. (fols 281r-288v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία λγ´ εἰς τὴν παραβολὴν τῶν μυρίων ταλάντων, Hom. 2, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 5–9, PG 132, 161–173.

37. (fols 288v-294v)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία λδη´ εἰς τὸ οὐδεὶς ἀναβέβηκεν εἰς τὸν οὐ(ρα)νὸν, Crux Christi, Oratio a. «Theophane Cerameo», BHG 450 Hom. 3, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 9–12, PG 132, 173–184.

38. (fols 294v-299r)

tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὁμοιλία λε´ εἰς τὸν γινόμενον αὐχμόν, Hom. 62, ed. Archim. Gr. Palamas, pp. 268–270, PG 132, 1069–1077.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iii (fol. iii is additional) + 299 leaves (fol. 177 is additional) + (ii at the end foliated as fols 300 and 301). Fol. 202–204 have been repaired.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 150 mm.

Layout

20 lines per page.

Hand(s)

One scribe throughout the codex. The same hand in MS Holkham Gr. 74 and MS. Holkham Gr. 78.

Decoration

fols 1r, 5v, 19v: large head-pieces in red ink

Additions: : fol. 4r: αἱ ὁμοιλίαι ἐκ τοῦ αου ἑωθηνοῦ μέχρη τέλους εἰσὶν εἰς ἕτερον τόμον, μετὰ τοῦ χαλκηδόνος. fol. 299r: αἱ ἑτέραι ὁμοιλίαι αἰ γραφεῖσαι ἐν τῷ πίνακῃ εἰσὶν μετὰ τοῦ χαλκιδόνος εἰς ἕτερον τόμον. The text is annotated by J. Morezenos.

Binding

Typical Holkham binding of dark 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: /THEOPHANIS HOMILIÆ – GR.–/SÆC. XV./; in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 68/.

History

Origin: 16th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 1r (at the top): ἐκ τῶν μάρκ(ου) μορεζήνου καὶ θύτου ΜΒον; = Morezenos 42; handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698· Codex| num. 38. anno|rum circ. 150·|Homilia Theo|phanis Ceramei|= Giustiniani 38.

Catalogue Nrs: 1st paste down on the verso (in the centre, in pencil): MS. Holkham Gr. 68; fol. i(r), in pencil: Holk. -Cat. No (sup lin. 107) 103 101. (sup. lin. 106) B2A7; Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 107

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (2019), with the support of the Leventis Foundation, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the Yerolemou Trust and the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-15: New description by Skrekas.