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Синайский глаголический псалтырь Димитрия
The Sinaitic Glagolitic Psalter of Demetrius

Author(s): Heinz Miklas
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Cultural history, Middle Ages, Theology and Religion
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The article reviews the latest results from the analysis of the Old Church Slavonic Glagolitic Psalter Sin. slav. 3/N, which was discovered in 1975 at St. Catherine’s Monastery and named after its prominent user and, possibly, last private owner, Demetrius of Sinai. Attached to the article is the text of the manuscript’s first page, containing the beginning of the prayer-cycle and an intertwined Graeco-Latino-Glagolitic abecedarium that was added by Demetrius on empty folia after the Psalter’s completion. On the basis of this and similar additions to other Sinaitic Glagolitic manuscripts, we can hypothesize that their author was a monk-priest (Glagolash) from the Western Balkans, who migrated to Sinai in an attempt to preserve and defend the Cyrillo-Methodian tradition.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 49-50
  • Page Range: 11-27
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Russian, Old Bulgarian