Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : John Chrysostom, homilies

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript, probably copied in the 11th century, contains a selection of works of <i>John Chrysostom, homilies</i> from various series delivered by the Patriarch of Constantinople and leading patristic theologian (d. 407). It was originally the latter part of a large manuscript later divided into two parts. The other part is now <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''> MS Nn.1.21</a>. One folio which became detached from this portion has been erroneously bound into that volume.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Notes in Nn.1.21 indicate that during the early modern period the whole was owned by one Ioannes Porphiros Chalasophoures, who together with his wife Anastasia Sophelia donated it to the Monastery of the Panagia Pantochara. This fortified monastery, latterly dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ and St Dionysios of Zakynthos (1547-1622), once its abbot, is located on the tiny island of Stamfani, larger of the two remote islands of the Strofades or Strofadia, to the south of Zakynthos.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Christopher Wright</p>

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