This fifth-century fragment of a liturgical roll contains the text of an evening prayer that is still in use in the Greek Church at festal Compline services. It is an early example of a process whereby occasionally recorded hymns and prayers are assembled into a continuous sequence corresponding to liturgical needs.
- Article by:
- Peter Toth
In addition to the many surviving copies of Greek biblical texts, a wide range of manuscripts dealing with church services survive from the Byzantine era. Here, Peter Toth gives a brief overview of this material.