34 Manuscripts From The Muḥradah Parish Church In Syria And The Dormition Of The Theotokos Church In Lebanon Have Been Added To Reading Room

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MHAR 00003 Headpiece from an Anthologion

34 manuscripts from the Muḥradah Parish Church in Syria and the Dormition of the Theotokos Church in Lebanon have been added to Reading Room

Posted: 2022-03-09

Two significant examples of the collections of individual churches are newly cataloged and available for view in Reading Room:  the collection of the Muḥradah Parish Church, located in Muḥradah, Syria (MHAR, 19 objects), and the Dormition of the Theotokos Church, located in Kubbā, Lebanon (KOBA, 15 objects).

Some churches had their own small manuscript collections for their own use. These collections might typically include liturgical manuscripts, Bibles, and maybe some sermons. A collection of this kind might not exceed 20 manuscripts; however, looking at these manuscripts in HMML's Reading Room, one realizes how influential they were in the life of the church. Most of the manuscripts are wanting leaves at the beginning and end as evidence of being in continuous use. Moreover, some of them witness the lives of the members of their churches through the birth and death notes written on their margins. View now

Image caption: MHAR 00003 Headpiece from an Anthologion

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