On the Relationship between the Kirillo-Belozersky and Moscow Editions of the Versed Synaxarion Cover Image

О родстве московской и кирилло-белозерской редакций Стишного пролога
On the Relationship between the Kirillo-Belozersky and Moscow Editions of the Versed Synaxarion

Author(s): Marina Chistiakova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Museology & Heritage Studies, Comparative Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, 15th Century, Eastern Orthodoxy, Philology
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: Cyrillic manuscript tradition; calendar didactic miscellanea; Versed Synaxation; Kirillo-Belozersky and Moscow editions of the Synaxarion;

Summary/Abstract: The Versed Synaxarion of the Kirillo-Belozersky collection 1.1240, created in Rostov diocese in 1452 and preserved at the Russian National Library, is the oldest copy of the Kirillo-Belozersky edition of the Versed Synaxarion. The comparison of its structure with the Moscow edition of the Versed Synaxarion (Russian State library, Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, no. 720, 721, 722) suggests there is a relationship between the two editions. Textual analysis was employed to reconstruct the common prototype of the two editions. The Tarnovo edition in this “proto-edition” has been supplemented with homilies for selected dates. These homilies are a common feature of the Kirillo-Belozersky and Moscow editions alone and are not commonly found in other Eastern Slavic editions of the Versed Synaxarion. Comparison of the structure of the Kirillo-Belozersky 1.1240 and the Moscow edition demonstrates that some texts in the copy 1.1240 have been either edited or deleted, and an additional comparison with the Simple Synaxarion has been made. The Moscow edition is less innovative and is not affected by these changes. Individual homilies in the Kirillo-Belozersky edition derive from the Alphabetical Jerusalem Paterikon, the Slavic Compilation Paterikon, and the Rome Paterikon as well as from some detailed versions of the lives of the saints; the Kirillo-Belozersky edition has little in common with the corpus of individual sermons of the Moscow edition, which includes the homilies of Isaac the Syrian, Nikita Stethatos, Ephrem the Syrian, Abba Dorotheus, and other authors

  • Issue Year: 57/2012
  • Issue No: -
  • Page Range: 33-44
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian