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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Horologion Handwriting Book


Date: 19th century.
Language: Arabic and Bohairic Coptic.
Pagination: Coptic Epact Numbers.
Contents :
The seven prayers of the day and night (The Horologion).

It contains a kinda strange rites of the prayers that is different from nowadays horologion rite ; for example: a sermon for St. Gregory is written before the Prime hour's psalms - very different prayers after the prime gospel which is different from Morning Doxology too , which is known to be the old text of the prayers after prime gospel.


Additional Informtation:
"The scribe and the owner’s names are missing, but this manuscript can be assumed to be Fr. Salama’s when he was nominated to be, and later became, ordained as the deputy patriarch of Pope Demetrius II in 1862." (quoted from Source)

Mr. Hany N Takla, St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society, commented on this post :
"The scribe of this manuscript is Fr. Youhanna al-Nasikh, later Pope Cyril V. This copy was photographed by me in 2008."

Some pages are damaged throughout the book.


You can download the whole manuscript as PDF

3 comments:

Hany N. Takla said...

The scribe of this manuscript is Fr. Youhanna al-Nasikh, later Pope Cyril V. This copy was photographed by me in 2008.
Hany N. Takla,
St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Amir Latif said...

Thanks very much Mr. Hany for your information. I added them to the description.

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