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MS. Holkham Gr. 78

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

Diktyon no.: 48146

Mark Eugenikos

Contents

Language(s): Greek

Titles of the works are given as in N. Constas, ‘Mark Eugenikos’ in eds C. G. Conticello and V. Conticello, La théologie byzantine et sa tradition II: (XIIIe-XIXe siècles), Turnhout, 2002, pp. 423–440= TB II Mark Eugenikos, followed by the number of the work, and/or PG, BHG et al.)

1. (fols 1r-24v)
Mark Eugenikos, Commentary on the Prophet Elijah,

Ὑπόμνημα εἰς τὸν ἅγιον καὶ ἔνδοξον μέγαν προφήτην καὶ θεόπτην Ἠλίαν τὸν Θεσβίτην, Commentarius in magnum prophetam Heliam Thesbitem, BHG 573b, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 84. MS. Holkham Gr. 78 is not mentioned in TB II.

2. (fols 25r-29v)
Mark Eugenikos, On the Jesus Prayer,

Περὶ τῆς τοῦ Ἰησοῦ εὐχῆς, ed. I. Bulović, “Ἡ ἑρμηνεία τῆς εὐχῆς τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ὑπὸ τοῦ ἁγίου Μάρκου Ἐφέσου”, Κληρονομία 7 (1975) 347–352, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 71.

3. (fols 30r-52r)
Mark Eugenikos, Commentary on the Liturgical Office,

Ἐξήγησις τῆς ἐκκλησιαστικῆς ἀκολουθίας, Expositio officii ecclesiastici, PG 160, 1164–1193, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 15.

4. (fols 52r-53v)
Prayer

Tit. Εὐχὴ inc. Ὁ ἐκ μὴ ὄντων τὰ πάντα διαπαρόδωρον ἀγαθότητα … des. καὶ ἄφθονος εὐεργέτης χριστὲ μονογενὲς … θ(εο)ῦ λόγε … ἀμήν.

5. (fols 53v-59r)
Mark Eugenikos, On Angels [against Argyropoulos]

De angelis ⟨aduersus Iohannem Argyropulum⟩, ed. Sp. Lampros, Ἀργυροπούλεια, Athens 1910, pp. ρκ´-ρκε´, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 21.

6. (fols 59r-64v)
Mark Eugenikos, On the Apostolic saying: ‘He emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant’ [Phil. 2, 7],

Εἰς τὸ ἀποστολικὸν ῥητὸν τὸ Ἐκένωσεν ἑαυτόν, μορφὴν δούλου λαβών, Homilia in illud, Exinanivit semetipsum formam servi accipiens (Phil. 2,7), ed. Jason of Vatopedi, ‘Τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Μάρκου τοῦ Ἐφέσου ἔργα τινὰ νῦν τὸ πρῶτον ἐκτυπούμενα μετὰ σημειώσεων ἐκ τίνος χειρογράφου, ἐναποκειμένου ἐν τῇ Βιβλιοθήκῃ τῆς κατὰ τὸ Ἅγιον Ὅρος μεγίστης μονῆς Βατοπεδίου’, Σωτὴρ 12 (1889) 65–71, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 19.

7. (fols 64v-73v)
Mark Eugenikos, On the Resurrection,

Περὶ ἀναστάσεως, De resurrectione, ed. A. Schmemann, ‘Une oeuvre inédite de Marc d'Ephèse, Περὶ ἀναστάσεως’, Θεολογία 22, (1951) 53–60, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 22.

8. (fols 73v-77r)
Mark Eugenikos, Theoria on the Number of Talents in the Gospel Parable [Mt 25, 14–30],

Θεωρία εἰς τὸν ἀριθμὸν τῶν ἐν τῇ εὐαγγελικῇ παραβολῇ ταλάντων, Contemplatio de parabola Evangelica talentorum, unpublished, tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ ῥητὸν τῶν ταλάντων. inc. ὁ τὰ πέντε τάλαντα πεπιστευμένος … des. καὶ τὰ δεδομένα διπλασιάσαντες, εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν χαρὰν τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ ἡμῶν· ὧ πρέπει … ἀμήν. TB II Mark Eugenikos, 83.

Immediately after the title (fol. 73v): Monodia in Thessalonicam captam; 1.1–1.3, des. ἑάλω θεσσαλο(νίκη), ed. M. Pilavakis, Ἑάλω Θεσσαλονίκη. Θρῆνος γιὰ τὴν ἅλωση τοῦ 1430, Athens 1997. The fragment was crossed out.

9. (fols 77v-81r)
Mark Eugenikos, On the Lord’s Blood,

Περὶ τοῦ Δεσποτικοῦ αἵματος, De sanguine Domini ⟨ad Dionysium⟩, unpublished, tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ περὶ τοῦ κυριακοῦ αἵματος, inc. Ἐζητημένον ἤδη τῶ μεγάλω π(ατ)ρὶ γρηγορίω τῶ θεολόγω … des. ἵνα μὴ τῆ εἰκαιολογία τοὺς ἐντυγχάνοντας ἀποκναίη. TB II Mark Eugenikos, 82.

10. (fols 81v-95r)
Mark Eugenikos, Solutions to Biblical Aporiae [on Mt 1, 21–24; 5, 39–43; 18, 22; 17, 20],

Λύσεις ἀποριῶν τῆς θείας Γραφῆς, Solutiones Quaestionum In S. Scripturam, ed. N. Polites, ‘Μάρκου Ἐφέσου τοῦ Ευγενικοῦ λύσεις ἀποριῶν τῆς θείας Γραφῆς’, Ἐπετηρὶς Ἑταιρείας Βυζαντινῶν Σπουδῶν 37 (1969–1970), 351–364. TB II Mark Eugenikos, 18.

11. (fols 97r-108r)
Mark Eugenikos, First Homily in Refutation of Purgatory,

Κατὰ καθαρτηρίου πυρὸς ὁμιλία α´, De igne purgatorio, oratio I, §§ 1–10, des. οὐδὲν οὐδαμοῦ διεγράφησαν (διεσάφησαν ed.), PO 15, 39–60.5, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 1.

12. (fols 108v-136r)
Mark Eugenikos, Second Homily in Refutation of Purgatory,

Κατὰ καθαρτηρίου πυρὸς ὁμιλία β´, De igne purgatorio, oratio II, PO 15, 108–151, reprinted also in Concilium Florentinum. Documenta et scriptores, vol. 8, part 2, Rome 1969, pp. 60–103, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 2.

13. (fols 136r-148v)
Mark Eugenikos, Responses to the Latins on Purgatory,

Ἀποκρίσεις πρὸς Λατίνους, Responsio ad quaestiones latinorum de purgatorio, PO 15, 152–168, reprinted also in Concilium Florentinum, vol. 8, part 2, pp. 104–120, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 3.

14. (fols 148v-150v)
Mark Eugenikos, Syllogistic Chapters against the Latins on the Procession of the Holy Spirit (chapters 38–39),

Συλλογιστικὰ κεφάλαια πρὸς Λατίνους περὶ τῆς τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος ἐκπορεύσεως (κεφ. 38–39), Capita syllogistica adversus Latinos (cap. 38–39), tit. Τοῦ αὐτοῦ ἀπολογία εἰς τὴν ἐκ τοῦ υἱοῦ προσθήκην inc. Ἡ τοῦ υἱοῦ προσηγορία, δύο ταῦτα σημαίνει … des. τὰς δύο ἀρχὰς οὐδ᾽ οὕτως ἐξέφυγον. PO 17, 405.9–407.30, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 8.

15. (fols 150v-154r)
Mark Eugenikos, Confession of the Orthodox Faith,

Πρὸς πάπαν Εὐγένιον Δ´ ὁμιλία, ⟨Oratio ad Eugenium IV Papam⟩, tit. Τοῦ αὐτοῦ ὅταν ἐσυνάχθησαν Γρα⟨ι⟩κοὶ καὶ Λατίνοι διὰ τὸ ποιῆσαι τὴν ἕνωσιν, PO 17, 336–341, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 9.

16. (fols 155r-184v)

Excerpts from the Proceedings of the Council of Florence especially with Mark Eugenikos’ sayings and dialogues:

i) 155r-161v: tit. διάλογοι τοῦ μακαρίου μάρκ(ου) καὶ τ(ῶν) λατίν(ων), inc. Ἐπειδὴ συνήλθομεν τῇ χάριτι καὶ εὐδοκία τοῦ παντοδυνάμου θ(εο)ῦ … des. ὡς ἀληθὲς ἀναγκαῖον προσετέθη. ⟨Sessio III⟩, Mansi 31A, col. 507–520.

ii) fols 161v-166r: tit. τοῦ αὐτοῦ ἀνακεφαλαίωσις μάρκου. inc. Ληθφθείσης πρότερον τῆς χάριτος … des. ἵνα διαλέξωνται οἱ ἐκλελεγμένοι ἰδίως καὶ οὐ κοιν(ῶς), ⟨Sessio IV⟩, Mansi 31A, col. 520–525.

iii) fols 166r-177r: tit. Οἱ λατίνοι πρὸς τοὺς γραικοὺς, inc. Ἐπειδὴ ἐζητήθημεν (ἐζητήθη μὲν ed.) … des. ὀ παροιμιακὸς λόγος, τοὺς ἄξονας (the text breaks off here) ⟨Sessio V⟩, Mansi 31A, col. 528–548.

iv) fols 178r-179r: inc. Ἠκούσατε π(ατέ)ρες αἰδεσιμώτατοι, τὰς ἀποφάσεις … des. τῶν εἰρημένων ἀπολογησόμεθα. ⟨Sessio V⟩, Mansi 31A, col. 549–551.

v) fols 179r-184v: inc. Ἡμεῖς ὦ φίλοι π(ατέ)ρες οὐκ ἀντιλέγειν ἀλλήλοις ἁπλῶς … des. ἐντεῦθεν εἶπεν ἡ αἰδεσιμότης σου. ⟨Sessio XII⟩, Mansi 31A, col. 657–665.

17. (fols 184v-185r)

Eulogy of Mark Eugenikos, similar to those found in Liturgical Books such as Triodion and Synodika, inc. Μάρκου τοῦ μακαρία τῆ μνήμη γενομένου … des. καὶ μακαρίαν μετατεθέντος ζωὴν, αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη.

18. (fols 185r-188r, fols 188r-196v)
Mark Eugenikos, Monody on the Fall of Thessalonica [1430],

Μονῳδία ἐπὶ τῇ ἁλώσει τῆς Θεσσαλονίκης, Monodia in Thessalonicam captam, ed. M. Pilavakis, Ἑάλω Θεσσαλονίκη. Θρῆνος γιὰ τὴν ἅλωση τοῦ 1430, Athens 1997, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 67.

19. (fols 196v-204v)
Mark Eugenikos, On the Resurrection,

Περὶ ἀναστάσεως, De resurrectione, see fols 64v-73v: des. mut. ὁ δὲ κτίσας ἡμᾶς θ(εὸ)ς ἐπὶ τοῖς μέλλου[σιν ἀγαθοῖς … Ed. A. Schmemann, ‘Une oeuvre inédite de Marc d'Ephèse, Περὶ ἀναστάσεως’, Θεολογία 22, (1951) 53–60. 252, TB II Mark Eugenikos, 22.

fols. ii, 26v, 40v, 60v, 95v-96v, 177v, 205–206 blank.

Titles of the works are given as in N. Constas, ‘Mark Eugenikos’ in eds C. G. Conticello and V. Conticello, La théologie byzantine et sa tradition, vol II, Turnhout, 2002, pp. 422–440 [= TB II Mark Eugenikos] and/or PG, BHG et al.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper.
Extent: ii + 204 + ii end leaves foliated as 205–206.
Dimensions (leaf): 185 × 140 mm.

Collation

1 × 2 (ii), 12 × 8 (96), 3 × 12 (132), 2 × 8 (148), 2 × 12 (172), 1 × 8 (180), 2 × 12 (204), 1 × 2 (206)

Layout

20 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Except for fols 97r-126v, the same hand as in MSS Holkham Gr. 68, 69 and 74 (Barbour, 607). Also, MSS Holkham Gr. 37, 46, 49–51 (added to Barbour’s list by E. Kakoulidi-Panou, E. Karantzola, M. Chalvatzidaki, κθ´).

Decoration

fol. 1r: decorative headpiece

Additions: Copiously annotated by Morezenos.

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: MARCI/ EPHESINI/ OPERA/ VARIA/–//M.S./ SÆC. XV./ in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 78.

History

Origin: 16th century

Provenance and Acquisition

1st paste down on the verso (in the centre, in pencil): MS. Holkham Gr. 78; fol. ir: (in pencil); Holk Cat. No. 129 118 (subscr. 115) DI A11; Catalogue Nrs: fol. 1r: in brown ink: ἐκ τῶν μάρκ(ου) μορεζήνου κ(αὶ) θύτου. (=Morezenos 50), handwritten note in brown ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698· cod. 53· Marci/ Ephesini Opera Varia/ annorum circiter 150. (= Giustiniani 53). Bottom, centre in grey ink: Νον= Morezenos 50. Old Catalogue Nrs: Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 115.

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

2020-02-28: New description by Dimitris Skrekas.