Matins & Vespers of Wednesday of the second week of Lent


Amorgos, Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, MS 63

Remarks by the Editor

There is no previous reference to the existence of this fragment. 

General Information

Title Triodion
Shelfmarks MS 63
Material Parchment
Script, Hands

The text is written in a rather careful minuscule script, with some decorated initials placed in to the left of the body of the text, with numerous misspellings.

Original Condition

Page Height at least 220 mm
Page Width at least 145 mm
Number of Columns 2
Number of Lines at least 20
  • Officially without foliation.
  • The current description uses relative foliation according to how the fragment is bound (upside-down) in the codex.

Current Condition

Dimensions ca. 220 x 145 mm
More about the Current Condition

The dimensions of the host volume are 220 x 145 mm. The fragment is positioned at the beginning of it, probably as part of the binding, and has been cropped to the same dimensions as the host volume.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Ornamental initials [Ε (f. [B]v) & T (f. [A]v)] positioned to the left of the main body text. 

  • Musical Notation Neumes
  • Content

    • Content Item
      • Text Language Ancient Greek
      • Title Liturgical texts for Matins and Vesper services
      • Content Description

        The fragmentary folios contain liturgical texts for Matins and Vesper services of Wednesday of the second week of Lent.

        Inc. of the frag. (f. [B]v), matins text : ἁγίου Ἰσραὴλ (com.) παρώξυ [-ρό (scr.)] | ναν + Καὶ ἐθυ | µώθη ὀργῇ (om.) Κύριος (com.) Σαβαὼθ | [ὀργῇ (add.)] ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν | αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπέβα | λε [-λεν (scr.)] τὴν χεῖρα [xῆρα (scr.)] αὐ | τοῦ ἐπ' αὐτούς [σ (scr.)],  καὶ | ἐπάταξεν αὐ | τούς [-τοῦσ (scr.)] + καὶ παρω [-ρο (scr.)] | ξύνθη [ἐπι (add.)] τὰ ὄρη [τα όρη (scr.)]

        On the same folio, after the end of matins text, we read the beginning of vespers text ([B]vb, l. 4) of the same day. The text of vespers for Wednesday of the second week of Lent is laid out in sequence on the next folio (f. [A]).

        Des. of the frag. (f. [A]rb), vespers text : Οὗτος τε | λευτᾷ [-τὰ (scr.)] μετὰ ἀπαι [-πε (scr.)] | δεύτων, + ἐκ δὲ πλή | θους τῆς ἑαυτοῦ [αὐτοῦ (scr.)] | βιότητος ἐξεῤῥί | φη, καὶ ἀπώλετο [ἀπόλετο (scr.)] | δι’ ἀφροσύνην.+ | Υἱέ, ἐὰν ἐγγυήσῃ | σὸν [σεαυτοῦ (scr.)] φίλον, | παραδώσεις [σην χεῖρα (om.)] ἐχθρ[ῷ] (interrupted text)

      • Amorgos_MS_63, main codex & f. [B]v (frag.)


    Persons and Institutions Amorgos, Panagias Chozoviotissas Monastery

    Host Volume

    Title Panegyric. A paper codex from the 14th or the 15th century, missing its beginning and end.
    Shelfmark MS 63
    • Foliated codex (probably by a later hand). 
    • Leather binding.


    • Catalogue:  L. Politis, <<Συνοπτικὴ ἀναγραφὴ χειρογράφων ἑλληνικῶν συλλογῶν>>, Ἑλληνικά (Παράρτημα 25), Thessaloniki 1976, p. 76.