Matins & Vespers of Wednesday of the second week of Lent


Amorgos, Panagias Chozoviotissas Monastery, MS 63

Athina Almpani, MIET 2018

Remarks by the Editor:

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

General Information

Title: Triodion

Former 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

Dimensions (Page Height): at least 220 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): at least 145 mm

Number of Lines: at least 20

Number of Columns: 2

Numbering (pages, folios, etc.):

  • 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


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


  • 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.)
    • Musical Notation: Neumes


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.