ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS: THE STORY OF BARLAAM AND JOSEPHAT

MS 706
MS Short Title ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS: THE STORY OF BARLAAM AND JOSEPHAT
Text
  1. ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS: THE STORY OF BARLAAM AND JOSEPHAT
  2. HOMILY FOR THE NATIVITY OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
  3. HOMILY FOR THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
  4. HOMILY FOR THE CONCEPTION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
  5. ST. JOHANNES CHRYSOSTOMOS: EULOGY OF ST. JOHN THE DEVINE
  6. EULOGY OF THE ARCHANGELS MICHAEL AND GABRIEL
  7. PASSON OF ARTEMIUS
  8. LIFE AND MIRACLES OF ST. NICHOLAS
  9. HOMILY ON THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THEOTOKOS TO THE TEMPLE
  10. HOMILY ON THE FEAST OF BIRTH OF THEOTOKOS
Description MS in Serbian Church Slavonic on paper, Serbia, early 15th c., 173 ff. (-ca. 83), 29x21 cm, single column, (21x14 cm), 28 lines in Cyrillic half-uncial, 1- to 6-line capitals in in pale red
Binding Russia, mid 19th c., gilt-stamped half calf over boards, sewn of 4 cords.
Provenance 1. The Paul M. Fekula Collection, New York, MS 653 and F-XXVI (until 1990); 3. Sotheby's 29.11.1990:61.
Commentary Epic literaty texts in Church Slavonic is of great rarity. The story of Barlaam and Josephat attributed to St. John Damascene (ca. 675-749), is taken from a Buddhist legend, of the conversion of prince Josephat (=Bodisatva=Buddha). The present version is taken from a Greek text.
Place of origin Serbia
Dates early 15c AD

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