Menologion of October


Utopia, armarium codicum bibliophilorum, Nicosia, Constantinides II

Athina Almpani, MIET 2018

General Information

Title: Evangelistarion

Former Shelfmarks: Nicosia, Private Collection (II)

Material: Parchment

Date of Origin: 12th century (dating according to the script)

Script, Hands:

The text is written in a minuscule script.

Original Condition

Number of Lines: at least 25

Number of Columns: 2

Current Condition

Dimensions: 275 x 217 mm

Book Decoration


Two types (& sizes) of decorated initials at the beginning of rows. Most of them are placed to the left of the text block, indicating new sections.


  • Content Item
    • Persons: Matthew, Luke
    • Text Language: Ancient Greek
    • Title: Evangelistarion
    • Content Description:

      Recto: Matthew 7:12-19.

      Verso (first column): Matthew 7:20-21 & the memories of a number of saints and martyrs for the 14th of October. Verso (second column): Luke 10:16-19.

    • Priv. Collection (II), recto (option)
    • Remarks:

      Judging from the shape of the fragment, the folio was probably used later for binding of another codex. 



Lapethos, Cyprus

Remarks (history):

Manuscript no II (the present frag.) was lent by Dr. C. P. Kyrris for the Exhibition on the occasion of the First International Symposium on Mediaeval Cypriot Palaeography [see the note of the catalogue, p. 5].


  • Δελτίο τοῦ Ἱστορικού καὶ Παλαιογραφικοῦ Άρχείου. Δ'. 1984-1987 — Μορφωτικό Ἵδρυμα Ἐθνικῆς Τραπέζης, Athens 1988, ρ. 218.