Menaion for September

September 14 and 15

F-e248

Mount Athos, Monastery of Iviron, Cod. 34 (Lampros 4154, Monastery 273)

Athina Almpani, MIET 2018 (Not Printed)

General Information

Title: Menaion for September

Shelfmarks: Cod. 34 (Lampros 4154, Monastery 273)

Material: Parchment

Date of Origin: 13th century

Script, Hands:

Minuscule script from thirteenth-century with initials 

Original Condition

Page Height: at least 235 mm

Page Width: at least 163 mm

Number of Columns: 2

Numbering:

The numbering continues from the flyleaf to the main codex 

Current Condition

Dimensions: 235 x 163 mm (?)

Book Decoration

Description:

Decorated initials probably in different ink than the main text. They are hard legible at the current images: Υ and Γ (f. 1va), M (f. 4rb), Ι, C and Τ (f. 1vb), C(2) and E (f. 1rb).

Content

  • Content Item
    • Text Language: Ancient Greek
    • Title: Menaion for September 14 and 15
    • Content Description:

      The reading order of the fragmentary Menaion is the following: f. 4ra - 1va - 4rb - 1vb

      4ra (Matins, September 14): ἤνεγκε θάνατον βροτοῖς, τὸ μὴ εὐκαίρ(ως) | μεταληφθέν· ἐν ἀσφαλείᾳ τῆς ἐριτίμου | δέ, ἐντεῦθεν ζωῆς τὸ ξύλον [ε]ἴ[ργετο, ] ὃ 

      1va (Matins, September 14), the column starts with: (γ)ενησόμενα, βλέπων Ἰ(σρα)ήλ, τῆς βασιλεί(ας) [...] and ends with: Θ(εο)ῦ Λόγου σῶμα | ἀντιτορήσασαν. Ἰδέτωσαν ἔθνη πάντα  

      4rb (Matins, September 14): Μὴ τὴν πικρίαν τὴν τοῦ ξύλου, ἐάσας ἀναιρέσιμον 

      1vb (Matins, September 14), the column starts with: ὡς γὰρ τῇ πλάνῃ ἄγαν ἀκρατῶς [...] and arrives at: Σ(ταυ)ρ(ό)ς | ἀγγέλων ἡ δόξα, καὶ τῶν δαιμόνων τὸ τραύμα 

      After that, we encounter the following -published, but not included in the formal Matins for September 14-, diplomatically transcribed, Exapostilarion (troparion) : (T)αῖς φεγγοβόλοις λάμψεσιν· ὁ σ(ταυ)ρ(ό)ς τοῦ κ(υρίο)υ· εἰς | τὴν αὐτοῦ ἀνύψωσιν· πάντας ἔρωτι θείῳ· | προκείμενος προσκαλείται· δεῦτε τοῦτο(ν) | ἅπαντες· χαρᾶ καὶ πόθω καὶ φόβω· ἀσπα | σώμεθα πίστει· καὶ δοξάσωμεν τὸν μόνον· | ποιητὴν κ(αὶ) δεσπότην:·

      4ra (Vespers, September 15): (Ἀποστό)λων ἐγκαλλώπισμα, Δικαίων πρόμαχε, | πάντων τῶν Ὁσίων διάσωσμα∙ διὸ σε ἀνυ | ψούμενον, [βλέπουσα ἡ κτίσις εὐφραίνε | ται] 

      1ra (Vespers, September 15), the column starts with: τὴν δόξαν καταλείψας, καὶ πα | τρικὴν ἀθεΐαν βδελυξάμενος [...] and ends with: ἐν σταδίῳ κηρύξας Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν

      4vb (Matins, September 15): κράτος διολέσας, Ἀμαλὴκ τοῦ πανώλους· | διὸ Χ(ριστ)ῷ ᾄσωμεν, τῷ Θ(ε)ῷ ἡμῶν, ὅτι δε | [δόξασται]

      1rb (Matins, September 15), the column starts with: [ἀνα]τολὴν κ(αὶ) ἥλιον [καὶ] φῶς, μυστικῶς σε καλούμ[ενον,] ὑπερφυῶς ἐξήστραψε, δι | πλοῦν τῇ φύσει τὸν φιλάν(θρωπ)ον [...] and ends with: Μαρία τὸ καθαρόν, τῆς παρθενίας καὶ | σεπτὸν σκήνωμα providing also the following text variation (diplomatically transcribed):

      oἶκον θ(εο)ῦ δεῖξον με | σπήλαιον ληστῶν χρηματίσαντα:·

      (at this point, there is some of partially illegible text, probably in different ink, and then the following text)  

      [Ἐ]ξ ἀθέων βαρβάρων συμβολικῶς ἐξανέ | τειλεν ἄστρον ὁ πλαστουργὸς· φωτίζον | τὰ πέρατα· ταῖς ἀκτῖσι τῆς πίστεως· τὸν | σοφὸν ἀθλοφόρον· τὸν μέγαν ἐν μάρτυσι· 

    • Iviron_34_4r_1v (reading order)
    • Remarks:

      Part of the fragmentary Menaion is probably written in different ink, which due to wear and tear is quite erased

Host Volume

Title: Theological texts in one volume

Date of Origin/Publication: ‚ςωκβ΄ [1314]

Place of Origin/Publication: Monastery Xiropotamou, Mount Athos

Shelfmark: Cod. 34 (Lampros 4154, Monastery 273)

Remarks:

  • The ff. 2-5 are from paper, dense watery lines, having a unknown scissors watermark. The paper leaves were added probably in a later date and they are also written by a latter hand. 
    Thus, we assume that the fragmentary leaf was added to the Cod. 34 at the same time with the paper ones 2-5. 
  • Colophon, f. 156v* : Ἐγρ(άφη) τὸ παρὸν βιβλίον τῆς μονῆς τοῦ Ξηροποτάμου διὰ χειρὸς τοῦ ἁμαρτωλοῦ Καλλινίκου ἐν ἔτει ‚ςωκβ΄[1314] ἰνδ. ιβ΄μηνὶ ου(λίῳ) κε΄ἡμ(έρᾳ) ε΄ τελεσθὲν  
  • The boards of the codex are lined with black leather in the Byzantine fashion. They are  decorated with rectangles in each other.

*Transcribed by P. Sotiroudis using ultraviolet light 

Bibliography

  • S.P. Lampros, Κατάλογος τῶν ἐν ταῖς βιβλιοθήκαις τοῦ Ἁγίου Ὄρους ἑλληνικῶν κωδίκων, vol. II, Cambridge 1900, p. 4.

    P. Sotiroudis, , ερὰ Μονὴ Ἰβήρων, Κατάλογοςλληνικῶν Χειρογράφων, Α΄ (1-100), Mount Athos 1998, pp. 65-66.