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  • Gospels on purple parchment

    Manuscript

    The Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus, a Greek manuscript of the Gospels, was written in the 6th century. It gets its name...

  • Guest-Coutts New Testament

    Manuscript

    Copied and illuminated in the middle of the 10th century, this manuscript is a remarkable example of book production in...

  • Harley Greek Gospels

    Manuscript

    This manuscript of the four Gospels in Greek is lavishly illuminated. It contains not only the usual four portraits of t...

  • Homiliary

    Manuscript

    The writings of the Christian theologians of the first millennium were hugely important for the Byzantine church. Someti...

  • Hymns from Sinai

    Manuscript

    This small volume contains fragments of hymns written in the 8th and 9th centuries at the Monastery of St Catherine on M...

  • Illuminated Gospels from Thessaloniki

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, made in 1291 or 1292 in Thessaloniki, is an important example of Byzantine illumination from mainland G...

  • Illuminated manuscript of the Divine Liturgies

    Manuscript

    The three Divine Liturgies, those of St John Chrysostom, St Basil of Caesarea, and of the Presanctified Gifts (tradition...

  • Illuminated New Testament and Psalter from Cyprus

    Manuscript

    In the 11th and 12th centuries, a distinctive subgroup of manuscripts appeared, mostly originating in Cyprus or Palestin...

  • Letter of Aristeas

    Manuscript

    The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...

  • Liturgical roll from the 12th century

    Manuscript

    The liturgy, or religious service, of the Greek Orthodox Church was often recorded on a parchment roll, rather than in c...

  • Octateuch with catena

    Manuscript

    This oversize volume was created in the 12th or 13th century and contains the first eight books of the Septuagint (the G...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Manuscript

    While the majority of Byzantine lectionaries in the British Library collections consist of readings from the Gospels, le...

  • Prophetologion

    Manuscript

    The Prophetologion is a lectionary containing readings from the Old Testament, arranged according to the liturgical cale...

  • Sermons of Gregory of Nazianzus

    Manuscript

    The theological treatises of Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 329–389?) were hugely important for the Greek church in the Middle...

  • Sticherarion

    Manuscript

    The Sticherarion is a manuscript used in Greek church services. It contains liturgical texts accompanied by musical nota...