Evangelion

Evangelion (Gospel lectionary). General State Archives of Greece. Manuscript collection, MS 238
Evangelion (Gospel lectionary). General State Archives of Greece. Manuscript collection, MS 238

The Evangelion contains the following four gospels:
Gospel of Matthew (fol. 1r-78v)
Gospel of Mark (fol. 79r-128v)
Gospel of Luke (fol. 129r-190r)
Gospel of John (fol. 191r-241v)

The Evangelion includes only those Gospel passages that are actually read during liturgy services. The full-page miniature, in colour and gold leaf, is depicting of St.John Theologos standing, dictating to his assistant Prochoros sitting on his right hand side.

The text is written in red and brown ink. Floral illuminated headpiece with geometrical patterns, and a decorated initial for the beginning of each Gospel.

Date: 10-11th century
Language: Greek
Script: Greek minuscule

Description: Parchment codex consisting of 241 leaves. Leather binding with wooden boards; front and back leaves missing.

Dimensions in cm: (24,5 x 17 x 7,5cm)

See: https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/featured-document/-/fed/pk/77455#sthash.1pgnYz4Y.dpbs

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